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Special Olympics - Nigeria
Special Olympics Nigeria is an affiliate of Special Olympics International a global non-profit organization created by the Joseph P. Kennedy foundation.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 19
By playing together, we quickly build bridges to understanding each other. Join & help bring even more people together through the power of inclusion: .
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 18
Through inclusion, youth around the world are learning valuable life skills. Sign your name if you believe that we are stronger when we come together: .
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 18
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They engage in developmental appropriate activities designed to foster physical, cognitive and social development till they can participate in competitions.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 18
One of the unique aspect of Special Olympics is that, “We serve individuals from age 2 and above.” Athlete between the age 2 to 12 are regarded as youth athletes.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 18
As we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day today, we encourage parents, teachers and the general public to see the power inherent in sports to create an inclusive community for people living with intellectual disabilities. Take Action Inspire Change.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 17
Dayo Adekoya, Special Olympics Nigeria athlete playing Conga at the 2019 International Special Music and Art Festival organized by Special Olympics Korea.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 17
Want to know the unique part of our program? Stay tuned. Watch this space
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 16
Every time our athletes compete, they are fighting for a more inclusive world! Today, we celebrate the outcomes we see when we bring athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same field!
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 16
"There's just something about unified..." Unified Sports is one way we are bringing our community together, but it can't end there! Join & sign your name in support of the :
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 16
offers various initiatives such as Athlete Leadership Program, Youth Empowerment and Skills Acquisition Program & Unified Arts Project, creating opportunities for athletes to develop soft, vocational, cognitive skills and more. Learn more. Visit our website. See bio.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 15
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Thru Unified Art Project, my drawing skills got better. I learnt new skills including how to draw using pencils. Prior to the program, I was only used to painting with the brush. I have continued to improve on my pencil work & painting since then
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 15
Read: athlete shares on My name is Toma Unu. I am an artist and I draw with the aid of my foot. Drawing means a lot to me because it is a means by which I express myself.
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Special Olympics Jul 12
In celebration of next week's Global Week of Inclusion, we are asking that you LEVEL UP FOR INCLUSION! See how you can join us & participate in challenges all week ➡️ .
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 12
To ensure our athletes participate actively in their sport events, we provide health initiatives in different forms. We offer Health Athlete (HA) screening that tests athletes across 5 disciplines, Skillz for Life Malaria & HIV test, & Family Health Forum.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 11
When Tajha heard Loretta Claiborne's story, her whole world changed & she found a renewed purpose in her life. Today, she is leading the in her community. Sign your name & help her build on what she has started: .
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 10
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Although our sport programs are primarily for PWIDs, we also offer unified sports that bring people with (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (unified partners) together to play on the same team.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 10
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We offer year-round sport training and competitions to our athletes in 10 Olympics type sports - Soccer (Football), Basketball, Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics, Badminton, Table-tennis, Cycling, Floor Ball, Floor hockey, and Volleyball.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 10
Our work in sport: Through sports, people with intellectual disabilities (athletes) can find joy, socialize and improve their health status.
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 9
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We achieve this objective primary through our sport programs, health programs and other initiatives that cater to the all-round development of PWIDs. Click the link in bio for more details
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Special Olympics - Nigeria Jul 9
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We believe people with intellectual disabilities which comprises Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and people with IQ below average, can live meaningful lives given adequate support and care, and should not be isolated in the society
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