The misssion of special Olympics is to 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 Olympic athletes and the community."
Unifying the Haitian society through sports as a universal platform of expression for the social inclusion and development of person with intellectual disabilities while using information as a means of awareness, education, capacity building, networking and community building.
Five Pillars of Special Olympics
Advance␣Quality␣Sports␣and␣Competitions:␣ Our athletes are the center of our work. Special Olympics should be recognized as a globa leader in sports, providing excellence in coaching, training, and competition management at all␣ levels, offering each athlete the opportunity to develop to his or her personal best through the activation of sport and athlete development models.
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Build␣Communities: The transformative power of Special Olympics comes when we build powerful communities of change around our athletes, creating demonstrable impact at multiple levels of society. Healthy Athletes, Families Program, ALPs, and schools and youth initiatives continue to position our Movement as being a change agent for whole communities– for all of us – not just as a service delivery program for a small population.
Connect␣Fans␣&␣Funds: Special Olympics must become a more effective, sustainable, and innovative marketing and fundraising organization. We must initiate thoughtful, committed, and diversified engagements with individuals, corporations, foundations, civic and service organizations, and government agencies, from local to global levels, increasing operational funding and support for Special Olympics Movement wide. We have an opportunity to translate communications into strategic storytelling, passive spectating into fan engagement, and community support into real collaborative and breakthrough fundraising.
There are two Enabling Pillars that help build the infrastructure for success:
We must understand what makes us successful and work together to execute on a common agenda. Each Program should leverage its unique skills and gifts to set standards of excellence. Programs should develop effective leaders, systems, and tools to “raise the bar” at all levels of the Movement. This is the definition of alignment.
Establish␣Sustainable␣Capabilities: Special Olympics must have the core systems, infrastructure, and processes to best support the growth and expansion of the global Movement and deliver measurable impact over time. It is critical that Special Olympics focuses on not just what it does, but how it gets it done. We have to acknowledge that rapid growth must be matched by quality in service and support.