Mirror of Justice

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A promising partnership

From ZENIT:  "Catholic Relief Services, the charity organization of the US bishops, is partnering with Special Olympics International to expand services for those with intellectual disabilities in developing countries and help them thrive.

. . . The partnership builds on the strengths of each organization. CRS works in 91 countries providing solutions to address tough problems such as poverty, hunger, drought, disease and emergencies, reaching more than 100 million of the world’s poorest people each year. Special Olympics has grown to become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities.

The chairman of Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver, noted how those with disabilities "are among the most marginalized, isolated and neglected populations in the world."

"They and their families have not been adequately or proportionately represented in development strategies, interventions, funding or goals," he said. "This partnership will help address that urgent need."

The CEO and president of CRS, Carolyn Woo, also welcomed the partnership, saying it will help the aid agency to "strengthen health systems to diagnose and address the needs of children with intellectual disabilities." " 


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