Maidan summit 2012 Rati Misra, Special Olympics Bharat
Special Olympics A Social Movement Transforming Lives Every Day Around the World1
Special Olympics Transforms Through the power of sport, Special Olympics is creating a better world through acceptance and inclusion of all people.
The IssueAn estimated 200 million peoplehave intellectual disabilities, makingit one of the largest disabilitypopulations in the world. India hasover 30 million people withintellectual disabilities
Our MissionTo provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving 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.
7. Volunteerism8. No compromise of quality as is reflected in the medal tally9. Broad user base/ big talent pool=medals
OUR IMPACT On the Athlete:1. The Joy/experience of participation2. Inclusion/ acceptance3. Confidence and independence4. Discipline5. Physical and Medical Fitness6. Improved Leadership & Social skills5. Employment Opportunities
Our Impact On Society 1. Creation of an inclusive Society 2. Impact on Government policies 3. Promotion of sports for people with disabilities 4. Creation of Family Associations for peer support 5 Multi stakeholder programme
The Ripple Effect Athletes Families, Coaches, VolunteersFans, Friends, EmployeesConsumers, Government, Media
“As an Assistant Coach I work with other children with disabilities helping them in whatever way I can to groom their skills. I learnt the importance of team spirit and I teach it to all athletes. We travel together, play together, share our mistakes, improve on them and this team spirit is what I have learnt at S O Bharat.” Sandeep Guliya