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The second phase of the 2017 Skillz For Life curriculum implementation commenced on the 23rd of October 2017 in Enugu state.

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The 2017 young athletes program commenced in Oyo state with a two-day coaches training exercise for thirty- three (33) volunteer coaches on the 8th-9th of November 2017 at HLA school of the handicapped, Agodi Oyo State.

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Special Olympics Nigeria conducted a Healthy Athletes Program on Saturday,14th October, 2017 at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan. The event featured four of the five components of the Healthy Athletes’ Program: Special Smiles, Healthy hearing, Medfest and Opening Eyes.

A total of 193 persons comprising of 103 athletes and 90 parents attended the event. Of the 103 athletes screened, Over 90 cases for further treatment were identified. 

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The M.E.I.D(Malaria Eradication for people with Intellectual Disabilities) Initiative sponsored by Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation commenced in Lagos State with a one-week coaches training exercise for 60 volunteers on the 16th-20th of October 2017 at the Sam Shonibare Youth Centre, Surulere, Lagos.
 

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The second phase of Special Olympics Nigeria – Exxonmobil Skillz For Life coaches training was held in Enugu from the 16th – 20th October 2017 at The Therapeutic Day Care Centre Abakpa Nike, Enugu, Nigeria. A total of 56 coaches were trained. The coaches were drawn from Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo and Edo states respectively which are the areas where the second phase of the Skillz For Life initiative will be implemented. 

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