Our adaptive sports project promotes social inclusion and empowerment. By bringing people with all abilities together, we reduce the social stigma faced by people with disabilities in Cambodia. After initiating blind-football, wheelchair basketball and zumba, we just launched a new touch rugby project.
New project with deaf and mute children
On March 26th, we implemented a new inclusive sports project. This new activity stemmed from the collaboration with Krousar Thmey, a special school for blind and deaf children. One year ago, we initiated blind football trainings in collaboration with the school. And the tremendous progress of the football team encouraged us to implement a new activity, but this time, for the deaf and mute children of the school. Therefore, Touch Rugby trainings now take place every Tuesday afternoon at the school. They will be supervised by Jean-Baptiste, who is also coaching children from underprivileged background, and Leak, a sign language teacher from Krousar Thmey. On the first training, we projected a match so that the children could understand easily the purpose of Rugby. They were then ready to make their first passes.
During the screening
As our other sports activities, these trainings aim to develop the children’s self-confidence and well-being through the medium of sports. Our goal is to give children with disabilities access to sports and social activities so that they feel included within the society. Our long-term goal is also to help the children reach a good level that will allow them to take part in national tournaments ! Through these sports activities, we believe players can become real ambassadors and give positive visibility of disability within their community.
During the first training