We've made changes to our Privacy Policy. To review these updates please click here.

  • Main
  • Stories
  • West African programs receive Healthy Athletes training

West African programs receive Healthy Athletes training

Alt Image
Healthy Athletes training was recently carried out in three programs in West Africa, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Cote d’lvoire. Special Olympics Regional Healthy Athletes Manager Ms. Lauren Quin and Program Development Manager Mr. Charles Takouet, were on site to oversee the training. It was great to see The Lions Club International and Red Cross at hand to assist in programing and screening. Healthy Athletes runs an active program in West Africa and wants to expand their services to offer Family Health Forums, Opening Eyes and Health Promotion over the next two years. To ensure high quality care at their events, programs build relationships with informal partners and specialists with influential roles at their various institutions to assists and take part at their initiative. Volunteers play a crucial role at Healthy Athletes events and it’s imperative that programs develop a strong volunteer database to help sustain volunteerism and continuous help in their health activities. At more than 1.4 million free health screening clinics in more than 100 countries, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program offers health services and information to athletes in dire need. In the process, Special Olympics has become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities.

About Me:

Regional Manager, Healthy Athletes