Integration of mentally disabled children in sports clubs

Fondation Dora supported Special Olympics Switzerland in their development of the Special Training programme in French-speaking Switzerland.

Special Training offers a range of sports activities with a sports club and is certified by Special Olympics Switzerland. Training, which takes place on a regular basis, is designed for children and young people suffering from mental disabilities and is carried out by specialised staff.

Special Training comprises a variety of programmes developed in close collaboration with regional institutions, specialist schools and parents' associations; training is open to all mentally disabled children and teenagers. The training helps participants improve their self-esteem and self-confidence as well as keep fit. These sports events are an opportunity for them to share special time with other athletes, their family and the people around them.integration_par_le_sport.jpg

Special Olympics Switzerlandis a foundation that helps individuals suffering from mental disabilities to develop through sport.

Fondation Dora supported this programme for three years from 2014 to 2016. At the end of 2016, there were 13 groups certified by Special Olympics Switzerland operating in French-speaking Switzerland.