Strength in Unity: PMIEF and Special Olympics Ukraine
In the face of adversity, Special Olympics Ukraine has demonstrated unwavering resilience and determination. The organization, dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities, faced significant challenges after their facilities were destroyed in Ukraine.
Amidst this turmoil, the Special Olympics community refused to let these athletes regress. The collaborative efforts of friends, family, and global partners, including the PMI Educational Foundation, helped to rebuild and support the athletes, coaches and volunteers. Funding and resources from the PMIEF proved crucial in this rebuilding process.
The impact of these efforts shone brightly during the Special Olympics World Games 2023 in Berlin, where 7,000 athletes from 180 nations showcased their abilities. Team Ukraine alone took home 21 medals at this year’s world finals. Their journey became more than just a sports event;--- it became a celebration of life, an inspiration, and a testament to the strength of the human spirit.
PMIEF is proud to partner with Special Olympics International and Special Olympics Ukraine. Through the unwavering determination of athletes, volunteers, and supporters, Special Olympics Ukraine serves as a beacon of hope. Their story resonates globally, reminding us all of the power of unity, resilience, and the pursuit of a society where everyone is treated with equal respect and dignity.