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Max International Nigeria has partnered with Special Olympics Nigeria to deliver health equipments to persons living with intellectual disabilities.

At the occasion, which took place over the weekend, parents of children with special abilities were thrilled to an exciting exhibition match between Team Special Olympics Nigeria and Team Max International Nigeria.

The Special Olympics programme is the world’s largest organization for people living with intellectual disabilities. The body provides all year round training and competitions to about 5 million athletes and Unified Sports partners across 172 countries including Nigeria.

Realizing dreams through sports

Speaking at the event, The President, Special Olympics Africa (SOA), Charles Nyambe, represented by Mr. Nana Werec-Ampim, said Special Olympics programs have significantly affected the lives of many children and adults living with intellectual disabilities across the globe.

So many institutions and organisations have helped our athletes to realize their dreams through sports, trainings and competitions as well as health care. Today, that dream has been extended to us in Nigeria through the generosity of Max International. They are gradually becoming a big sponsor of activities.

Today, they are donating mobile dental and eye equipment with accessories, which will go along way to support our healthy outfit programme. We believe also that their products will also be accepted by the Nigerian market to enable them be in business and keep this healthy relationship longer.

— President, SOA

The Country Manager, Max International, Augustine Kokukokor, said the donation was part of the firm’s corporate and social responsibility to Nigerians.

We were considering who to give back to in the society and SONigeria was picked because they cater for a community that has been forgotten, disadvantaged, people that some parents are hiding in the villages.

Augustine Kokukokor

Special Olympics Nigeria Sports Manager, Adeola Oladugba, commented:

SONigeria is not only about sports, but also health caring. The grant of some equipment we believe is just the beginning of a long lasting partnership. We are coming again to knock at your door.

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This article was first published on 12th February 2019


Achem Samuel is a writer and a musician, he is passionate about God and also an ardent fan of tech, sports and music.

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