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Our Campaign Storyends 22 Sep 2017, 11:59 PM
Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities (ID) through both sports and non-sports related activities. Our programmes focus on fostering an inclusive society by changing mindsets and behaviours towards people with ID.
This is a targeted campaign to raise funds to enable the Asia Pacific region, headquartered in Singapore, to support the 1.4million people with ID in the region to lead productive healthy and happy lives connected with their peers and the wider community.
The Asia Pacific region is the largest of the seven global regions, it spans 26 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Pacific Islands. Its challenges are numerous including support of families with limited financial means, limited governmental support and who often face cultural stigmatisation and isolation.
Please support this campaign and help ensure that the Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP) can raise the vital funds it needs. Thank you.
About The Charity
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.
The Asia Pacific region is headquartered in Singapore, to oversee the operations of the Special Olympics Movement in 26 countries from Afghanistan to the Pacific Islands. Special Olympics Asia Pacific is the largest region (out of seven) in the world, serving more than 1.4 million people with intellectual disabilities