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Philippines | Special Olympics

Smith, C.
volunteer from Florida
in Philippines

This project aims to hold a 2-day Special Olympics event in the province of Ifugao. The event will be held in Ifugao in late July, 2017. The target participation is sixty athletes from the eleven municipalities of Ifugao. The goal is to empower students with special needs through the participation in the Special Olympics sporting event. An additional goal is to train coaches from around the province in the most inclusive methods of athletic instruction for students with special needs.

Prior to the event, coaches will participate in a 1-day training that will teach them the best practices for coaching athletes with special needs. The training will be led by the coordinators from Special Olympics Philippines. After the training, the coaches will hold athletic training sessions for student athletes to participate in. The training sessions will commence for one to two months in preparation for the Special Olympics event.

After substantial time spent training, Special Olympics athletes will travel to participate in the Special Olympics event. Day one will consist of track and field events and the following day will be team sports contingent upon the recommendation of the Special Olympics coordinators during their training.

The impact will be both on student athletes as well as coaches. The athletes will feel more empowered and included in the community. The coaches will learn best practices for inclusion when working with students with special needs.

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