The 2017 Oyo State Young Athletes fun day took place on 16th of February, 2017 at the HLA School for the Handicapped, Agodi, Ibadan. A total of 81 Athletes, 78 Partners, 18 coaches, and 4 volunteers were present at the event.
The employees of Microsoft Nigeria spent a whole day with the athletes, coaches and staff of Special Olympics Nigeria at the indoor hall of the National Stadium Lagos. Microsoft staff taught computer programming language, participated in a friendly floor ball and floor hockey match and had a dance competition with the SO Nigeria athletes.
The second global symposium on Overcoming Social Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness took place on the 25th of October, 2016 at the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
SO Nigeria is set to launch a new youth empowerment initiative known as the Special Olympics Nigeria Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Program (SO YESAP).
The Youth Activation network seeks the membership of schools seeking the common goal of enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and building a more accepting world for all.
The second phase of this year’s Program took place at St. Finbarr’s College, Yaba, Lagos on Tuesday, 29th November, 2016.