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December 19, 2017
Special Olympics Africa seeks collaboration with local sports journalists

AIPS Africa President Mitchell Obi (R) with Special Olympics Africa President and Managing Director Charles Nyambe
by Kenneth Nato, SJAK

NIAROBI, December 19, 2017 - Special Olympics Africa (SOA) is seeking collaborations with sports journalists in various countries to promote sporting events for the intellectually challenged.

The SOA President and Managing Director Charles Nyambe said the organization wanted to deal with International Sports Press Associations (AIPS) Africa affiliated members to create awareness in their respective countries.

He said the world governing body Special Olympics International (SOI) has a global partnership with AIPS and therefore wanted to replicate similar relationships at continental and individual countries level.

Nyambe who was speaking during the AIPS Africa Congress in Nairobi, said the media coverage for Special Olympics activities was not impressive in Africa rating it at 10 percent.

“It’s due to the low coverage that we thought about striking patnerships with the local sports journalists body’s at country levels so that awareness and activities of intellectually challenged are enhanced,” he said.

The official said they intend to have awareness of their forthcoming Golden Jubilee celebrations to be held in Chicago, USA in July, 2018.

“We want the media to publicize activities in the run up to the 50th anniversary celebrations for the sake of awareness,” he said,

Nyambe said the climax of the anniversary celebrations will be a Unified football World Cup and urged the media to attend the international fiesta.

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