Special Olympics


For over 27 years the Special Olympics Kazakhstan has been working in rehabilitation and adaptation of disabled children with mental violations by continuously engaging them in 18 Olympic sports. Founded in 1968 by the Kennedys (USA), this noble movement has emraced the whole world including Kazakhstan. People kind and fair are everywhere and thanks to their sponsorship the Special Olympics Kazakhstan movement is able to regularly gather about 7500 disabled athletes from the country’s 14 oblasts.

The traditional Camp Shriver summer sports camp for children with limited intellectual abilities takes place in Almaty.

Camp’s objectives are to:

  1. Engage new families and children with disabilities to do new sports and also build on the existing experience of organizing the camps;
  2. Create an atmosphere of understanding and friendship between athletes and volunteers which continues well after the Camp is over;
  3. Learn about and introduce new sports and involve new athletes and members of families.

As usual, this year’s Camp Shriver will be hosted by the Haileybury Almaty international school in September.  80 children with limited intellectual abilities, 10 trainers and 35 volunteers will do their best to make the camp happen. At the Camp the athletes will have the opportunity to try out 5 sports as five-a-side football, badminton, basketball and also the new ones like bocia and floorball.

Camp will work from 09:30 am till 01:30 pm daily, except Saturdays and Sundays.

If you wish to volunteer at the camp, please register here.