Alexandra is one of the hundreds of children with mental disabilities in Greece who, through sports programs and the support of Special Olympics Hellas, claim what they are entitled to: an equal place in society.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), in recognition of the important work of Special Olympics Hellas, is supporting the expansion of the organization’s program to 21 target cities in Greece, in addition to its operating costs for three years. The aim of this collaboration is to support Special Olympics Hellas’s work and, by extension, increase opportunities and access to school sports programs for a community of people accounting for 3-4% of the world’s population.
A recent three-year, $10 million grant from the SNF supports Special Olympics International’s efforts to promote unified play and learning through inclusive sport and education. Countries of focus in this partnership include Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Greece, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Serbia, and Tanzania.