How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 contributes to high quality sports training for young athletes with intellectual disabilities.
$50 contributes to outreach programs to the community, inviting children to play together - to developing their social, motor and leadership skills.
$100 contributes to the cost of creating Young Athletes Kits for a community so children with and without intellectual disabilities can play together.
$200 contributes to develop Young Athletes activities and advocacy programmes to foster positive attitudes towards people with ID and their families.
About Campaignends 17 Jul 2022, 11:59 PM
Every day, at Special Olympics we witness stories of children with ID facing challenges from basic facilities like education and medical support, to social exclusions even within their own communities.
Take Hadbaa, a little 7-year-old girl born with Down Syndrome, or Joachim, diagnosed with autism and ADHD (both their stories are featured in this campaign) - along with many like them, they have faced rejection by their peers and community. As such, one-third of children with ID are likely to not receive any early intervention services, which results in a 52.7% drop in enrolment rate between primary and secondary school.
Today, COVID has further worsened the situation for these kids. Your contribution can help them in motor, social and emotional skills, sport readiness, and acceptance.
You can make a difference to thousands of children across the Asia Pacific starting from just $25. Every one of them spark joy and imagination and should be celebrated in their own unique ways.
They need your help and support now more than ever; a small donation can make a difference in their future!
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 2.1 million people with ID.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 6.7 million athletes in 200 countries.
Help us provide people with ID with a unified place where we can live, work and play together!