OUR HISTORY

Special Olympics Rwanda is an established Program since 2003 with 15.000 to date both Athletes and Young athletes with intellectual disability. Sport has been identified as the best vehicle for mobilizing, socializing and inclusion to people with intellectual disability and currently they participate in six sports namely; Athletics, Football, Volley ball, Basket ball, Swimming and Table tennis that give them continued opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families

OUR MISION

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Five Decades of Empowerment The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment, on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential