Our History


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We have seen and witnessed the power of sports (Special Olympics model) extends beyond athletes and their families. Everyone has a gift, and everyone deserves the chance to be included, celebrated and accepted.


SPECIAL OLYMPICS SAMOA was established since 2009 as a non government organisation accredited by Special Olympics International (SOI). The initiative was strongly supported by Digicel Samoa with champions who believed in this movement would benefit Samoa.

Despite constrained budgets and growing demands we continue to grow in numbers of athletes, coaches and most importantly activities. This is because Special Olympics Samoa partners, volunteers, families and communities cheered, supported and empowered our athletes which contribute to creating a community of acceptance for all.

In the past year we worked according to our four years strategic plan established where three (3) Mission-Driving Pillars states; Advance Quality Sports and Competitions, Building Communities and Connecting Fans & Funds. Thus align with Special Olympics model of change and mission.

(i) SPORTS Experience
(ii) Sustaining Athlete HEALTH
(iii) Transformative EDUCATION
(iv) COMMUNITY Building


Special Olympics Samoa has the supportive culture, core systems and infrastructure, and established processes to best support our growth, make fact-based decisions, and deliver measurable impact over time.

Tel:+685 8405020 I +685 29892
Mob: +685 7231716

West-Side Gate Loto Taumafai Complex
PO Box 6267, APIA