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Special Olympics Kenya

Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics Kenya creates opportunities that address the injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity faced by individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Special Olympics Kenya collaborates with partners to marshal resources, implement diverse programming and act as a convening power of stakeholders to drive positive attitudinal and behavioural change towards people with intellectual disabilities in communities. Special Olympics Kenya was founded in 1978.


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.


Special Olympics Kenya is a movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place — one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

Our Reach

Athletes and Unified Partners
Sports Competitions
Our Work

Our Programs and Initiatives


In a bid to improve the sports performance of athletes with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kenya annually invests in coach training for volunteers who work with athletes with intellectual disabilities.


The goal is to create communities where Special Olympics athletes and others with intellectual disabilities (ID) have the same access to health and wellness resources – and can attain the same level of good health – as all community members and ...

Community Building

Through the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, the organization provides opportunities for children to grow in a sustainable culture of care and support.

Unified Leadership

Special Olympics athletes contribute to their communities in so many ways beyond the playing field. Athlete leaders put their talents to work as volunteers...

Get Involved

Become an Athlete

Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the world. They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They’re also having lots of fun!

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers. They can also be unified partners—playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities—or fans cheering in the stands.

Become a Coach

Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.

Become an Official

Special Olympics sports officials ensure adherence to the rules and safe competition, and are necessary to ensure the integrity of the sport.

Law Enforcement Torch Run(LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is a Special Olympics global initiative that involves the partnership of Special Olympics Programs with their respective law enforcement officers, with the aim of creating awareness and raising funds for Special Olympics athletes.

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Ways to Donate

Every day we empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. But for every Special Olympics champion, there is another who is waiting for a chance to win. Please donate and help us get one more athlete onto the playing field.

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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.

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