Special Olympics Albania, with support from the Lions Clubs International Foundation, organized a workshop (classroom and practical) on Special Olympics and Unified Sports at the Sports University of Tirana on 21 February 2022. Sara Bala, Special Olympics Albania, said the event was “fabulous” and they never expected to have such a response from participating university students. The athletes involved represented a local Special Olympics club. This is part of a nine-month project, “We are Champions,” to create awareness about and opportunities, including inclusive, for Special Olympics athletes in Albania.
The event in the Sports University of Tirana involved 60 students in total, 40 of whom also participated in the next workshop on how to organize practice sessions for Unified and Special Olympics (traditional) teams. As a result of the activities, approximately 20 students have already requested to become volunteers at Special Olympics Albania training sessions.