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Meet the Interns- Summer 2017

Meet the Interns- Summer 2017

Working at Special Olympics Nigeria is such fulfilling work. One can clearly see the impact of the work they’ve done and how it positively influences the athletes and their families.
Our fun-terns (because it’s not all about work here at SO Nigeria 😊) are no exception. They come from different backgrounds yet are bound by the same desire to effect positive changes in their society.

So, let’s get to it shall we… Meet our 2017 summer Interns!


Febe Chukwuma
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School: United World College, Changshu China
Major: (Engineering- Intensive) International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Hobbies: Basketball and Cooking

When I was little, one of my best friends--one of the most amazing people I had ever met would act out (word-for-word) basically any TV show I wanted to watch. He was not much of an academic but he would have made a great DSTV decoder. That is why it came as a shock when such a fun- loving guy was technically expelled. Why? Because parents didn’t feel comfortable with their kids being in a similar environment as an autistic child. As a kid without a phone, my dear friend became a memory until I came across Special Olympics Nigeria. An organization dedicated to the de-stigmatization of the intellectually disabled. Joining this organization even for a short while seemed the least I could do to repay him and all others everywhere for smiles they put on our faces and the smiles they could put on the faces of others in an integrated society.

Chenemi Maji
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School: United World College, Changshu China
Major: (Medical- Intensive) International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, talking to people

I joined Special Olympics Nigeria because when I heard about it and how it started, it moved me. The central aim/mission (which revolves around providing internal and external help and assistance to the intellectually disabled) of the organization provided an opportunity for me to learn about these special and unique members of our community and also a chance to impact a positive change in the life of someone. I love what the organization is about and it has been a pleasure interacting with volunteers who are dedicated to it. I am really grateful for a chance to be part of this.

Good job interns!

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