Sofia Municipality was awarded for overall contribution and creation of conditions for sports and equal rights by Special Olympics - Bulgaria and Pro Sport Foundation.
The award was announced during the international conference Empowerment of young people with intellectual disabilities through sports - children's rights in sports organized by Special Olympics - Bulgaria, Pro Sport Foundation, European Law Society and Special Olympics - Serbia.
The Mayor of Sofia – Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, thanked for the recognition and pointed out that Special Olympics - Bulgaria has made an extremely significant contribution over the years to changing the attitude of society towards the problems of people with intellectual disabilities.
Over the last ten years, the team of Sofia Municipality has actively supported a number of initiatives of the organization, paying tribute to families, coaches and educators who work with people with disabilities and achieve results.
Since 2012, the Program for the Development of Physical Education and Sports of Sofia Municipality includes the topic of support for disadvantaged people, including people with intellectual disabilities, through sports activities and physical activity.
For the period 2012 - 2020, 41 projects for integration of children with special educational needs and 43 projects of sports clubs and non-governmental organizations were funded.