How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 contributes to high quality sports training for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
$50 contributes to empower athletes with social and leadership skills as advocates for inclusion and preparing them to be digitally-ready with tools, training, webinars and our learning portal.
$100 contributes to train healthcare professionals and provide better healthcare to treat people with ID.
$200 contributes to develop Unified sports and inclusion programmes and foster positive attitudes towards people with ID.
About Campaignends 30 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM
We know it's a difficult time to be in and most of you are feeling isolated and anxious; but did you know that most of our athletes with Intellectual disability have experienced this all their life?
You are unlearning a lot of things including the way you have lived your lives. All of us are stuck at home, we are not going to work every day, missing our friends and most of us are feeling isolated and alone during this time.
This is an abnormal time for us who have never lived like this.
But for our Athletes, this has always been their normal. We urge you to help us change that this Giving Tuesday Now!
There are as many as 200 million people with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) in the world but they are one of the most under-served, misunderstood and stigmatized populations in the world. They do not enjoy equal opportunities, whether at the workplace, in schools, access to quality healthcare, or on the sports field.
What is #MyNormal?
#MyNormal is a public awareness and fundraising initiative by Special Olympics Asia Pacific aimed at surfacing common everyday issues faced by PWIDs, which have now been experienced by many as their #newnormal because of the global pandemic. We hope to invite more people to be part of this global movement to help us change their normal.
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 (ID) 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.
The Asia Pacific region is headquartered in Singapore, to oversee the operations of the Special Olympics Movement in 35 countries from Afghanistan to the Pacific Islands. Special Olympics Asia Pacific (SOAP) is the largest region (out of seven) in the world, serving more than 1.9 million people with ID.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.
Help us provide people with ID with a unified place where we can live, work and play together!