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Special Olympics Africa to be 100% Unified in 2017!

Jimmy Masina (left), athlete, officiate and staff member and Charles Nyambe (right), president and managing director of Africa region, present Benoit Nkurunziza (middle), Special Olympics Rwanda Sports Director, with his certificate of completion after the training. Participating programs included Benin, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, South Africa, Rwanda, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This year, all Special Olympics programs in Africa will be Unified Sports powerhouses in their countries! 

Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams people with and without intellectual disabilities, inspired by a simple principle: training and playing together is a quick path to friendship, understanding and inclusion. Lions Club International has given the spring board to this project by supporting Unified Sports training for all of Africa’s Regional Sports Directors. 

All Sports Directors in Africa Region will now be certified Unified Sports coaches, and will each recruit and train 20 head coaches. With the resulting 380 new Unified Sports trained head coaches, they will aim to reach 10 Unified Sports schools and conduct 100 Unified Sports competitions by end of year! 

With this training, as well as the support of ESPN Unified Sports grants that have been awarded to 5 programs in Africa, the work has begun to increase Unified Sports in Africa!

About Me:

We are the President and Managing Director, Senior Manager and Office Assistant of Special Olympics Africa.

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