From AllAfrica.com, "This Day" publication
Special Olympics Nigeria is currently implementing the ExxonMobil Malaria/HIV Initiative in Special schools/centres and regular schools in Lagos State.
The Initiative involves working with partners such as Grassroots Soccer, to teach athletes about malaria and HIV/AIDS using football.
This is an effective platform for bringing together and providing young Nigerians with relevant information about the prevention of Malaria and HIV/AIDS, treatment, as well as basic life-saving skills.
For nearly a decade ExxonMobil Foundation has been in the forefront of the fight against malaria in Nigeria. Through Mobil Producing Nigeria, ExxonMobil Foundation has directed almost $15 million dollars to malaria programmes throughout Nigeria, working with dedicated partners.
Special Olympics Nigeria is part of a worldwide movement (Special Olympics International) that is aimed at changing the misconceptions individuals have about people with intellectual disabilities (PWID).
"Our mission is to provide various sport trainings and athletics competitions in a variety of Olympic - type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing continuous opportunities to develop physical fitness and skills required to manage day to day life," the SO Nigeria's press statement concluded.
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