Play Unified Project


USAID supports projects committed to building a more inclusive society and strengthening the rights of persons with disabilities. The Play Unified Project is a two-year, $249,815 initiative to provide opportunities for youth with and without intellectual disabilities to work together to create socially inclusive communities


Through this project, Special Olympics International engages 20 teachers from 10 mainstream and 10 special schools to facilitate and coach 200 players from the same schools to train and compete in three team sports – football, basketball and volleyball.  Additionally, the project identifies and trains 200 youth to create inclusive environments such as youth forums, awareness building campaigns, volunteer and social networks, and youth-led events and competitions. 

Project funded by:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Serbia)

Project implemented by:

Special Olympics International

Where we work:

Belgrade, Pančevo, Zrenjanin, Jabuka, Kragujevac, Kruševac, Čačak, Pirot, Vranje, Niš

Project duration:

September 2015 – September 2017

Total amount:


USAID contribution: $226,815

Special Olympics contribution: $23,000


Emily Klinger

Director, Community Impact

Special Olympics International

1133 19th St NW

Washington, DC 20036-3604 USAPhone: +381-11 240-0821