The Skateroom Skateistan Special Olympics South Africa
11/09/2019

Update: Special Olympics South Africa! 

Update: Special Olympics South Africa! 

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The Skateroom Skateistan Special Olympics South Africa

Quick update about the social project supported through our collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum: The pilot program is well underway!

20 children with intellectual disabilities have participated in 3 skating sessions so far, aiming to grow their confidence, experience freedom, and learn new life skills. Amazing work by Skateistan for Special Olympics South Africa’s athletes!

“At first I was scared but after the introductions and training, I am getting better. This is my new sport and I am going to buy myself a board to practice at home. Thank you to Special Olympics for the opportunity and the coach for choosing me.” Lehlohonolo Mzonyana, Special Olympics athlete from Randburg Clinic School.

Keep supporting this amazing project through our Van Gogh Collection, available at the Van Gogh Museum, and directly on our website!