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. Approximately 400 volunteers are trained annually who subsequently train and organize competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Kenya provides individuals with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners to compete in international platforms. Since 1983, Special Olympics Kenya has participated in all World Games bringing back home tens of medals every time they represent the country. To site a few examples:
China – 2007 World Summer Games: Gold = 4 and Silver 22.
Greece – 2011 World Summer Games: Gold = 21, Silver = 13 and Bronze = 1.
South Korea -2013 World Winter Games: Floor Hockey Team Gold.
California-2015 World Summer Games— 8 individual Gold medals, 2 team Gold medals, 3 silver medals, 1 individual Bronze medal and 1 team bronze medal.
Austria-2017 World Winter Games- Floor Hockey Team Gold Medal.
Special Olympics Kenya offers 13- Olympic-style individual and team sports (Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bocce, Cycling, Floor Hockey, Football, Golf, Handball, Netball, Volley ball) that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners.