Shortlisted candidate for ISCA AWARDS 2021: IRTS

Gerald Mballe 

Special Olympics 

Nominated by: David Evangelista 


Country Italy Milan
Continent Europe
About the candidate

Gerald Mballe is Special Olympics’ first-ever Advisor for Unified with Refugees programming, strengthening and expanding its reach and impact. Gerald joined the world of Special Olympics in 2015 in Turin, Italy as a recognised refugee, after fleeing Cameroon as an unaccompanied minor. His trajectory since has been an inspiration, fuelled by hard work and a passion for equality, tolerance and inclusion. His commitment to inclusive sports, and social inclusion worldwide, has been captured by ESPN and has taken Gerald to various refugee fora and conference around the world, both as ambassador for Special Olympics and as Red Cross Cultural Mediator. He also became a young leader for Sport at service of Humanity and is involved in advocacy and integration imitative for refugees in his community.