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What We Do

What we do requires bravery, perseverance
and courage. Our determination to transform
lives is reflected in the strength and directness

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Today, Special Olympics Nigeria is spread across 28 States with over 26,000 people with intellectual disabilities participating in year round training and competition 10 Olympics-type Sports

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Our Health Initiatives

We offer basic health screenings, treatments, educational information and referrals for check-up care.

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Support Our Movement

Through donations from well meaning individuals and corporations, we are able to stand for people with intellectual disabilities in Nigeria. Be a donor of Special Olympics Nigeria Today!

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Change the life of a person with intellectual disability with as little as N5,000

Participating in a school sports day can make a world of difference to an individual used to sitting on the sidelines

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Together we can profoundly impact the lives of people with intellectual disabilities

Our Mission

To provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and opportunities for athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.

Our Work in Sports

Through sports training and competition, people with ID develop fitness, courage and experience the joy of being included.

Our Work In Health

Through our health screening, interventions and forums, people with ID and their families have the experience of improved healthcare.

Capacity Building

Our various capacity building initiatives open the door for athletes to develop requisite skills to be better positioned to contribute to the society and the Special Olympics movement.

Our Impact


Persons with intellectual Disabilities registered


States where core programs and projects have been delivered


Sport competition opportunities


Persons benefited from community projects


Volunteers engaged in our programs


Our upcoming events

Special Olympics Nigeria News

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Ways To Get Involved

Become an Athlete

Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Join any of our programs and discover all you can be.

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Become a Coach

Coaches are a critical component of Special Olympics’ work. A coach is a key figure in an athlete’s life, providing the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete.

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Become a Unified partner

As a unified partner, you experience first-hand the inclusion experience as you play alongside people with ID and participate in capacity building initiatives together.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They serve as coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers.

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We are changing lives

Join Us By Donating To Our Program

Special Olympics training and competitions take place through the year and every single gift counts. Find out how you can make a difference by giving regularly.

Our Partners

Who We Are

Special Olympics Nigeria is an affiliate of Special Olympics International, a global non-profit organization created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. We change lives by driving the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (special needs) into society.


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