Within the framework of a project funded by the German Foreign Ministry, the German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB) will train 200 coaches in… Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania And Burundi together with Special Olympics Germany (the fool) and Special Olympics Africa.

the Special Olympics World Games 2023 The Berlin conference produced impressive sporting achievements for athletes with intellectual disabilities and highlighted the potential that sport has in the inclusion of people with intellectual and multiple disabilities – both nationally and internationally. This positive development continues.

On the initiative of DOSB which supported Special Olympics team from Uganda before and during the Games In a pilot project last year, DOSB, Special Olympics Germany and Special Olympics Africa teamed up to continue the legacy of the Games. The “Inclusion through Sport” project will train more than 200 coaches in Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda by the end of the year, and is made possible thanks to funding from the German Federal Foreign Office. using Special Olympics Unified Sports® approach, these coaches will teach sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, and floorball to people with and without disabilities in multiple locations.

Burundi: Bujumbura
Kenya: Kilifi, Makueni, Nairobi, and Siaya
Tanzania: Arusha, Dodoma, Kigamboni and Morogoro
Uganda: Busia, Gulu, Kampala and Ntungamo

“I am delighted that this project will enable us to carry the positive legacy of the Games in Berlin forward at an international level, thus providing an impetus for a more inclusive community beyond Germany’s borders,” says Michaela Rohrben, DOSB Executive Board Member for Sport Development.

Sven Albrecht, General Director of Special Olympics Germany: “Training coaches in Africa is an important step towards promoting inclusive sport and giving people with intellectual and multiple disabilities around the world the opportunity to develop their sporting abilities and live a self-determined life. Teaching sport and the Unified Sport approach does not promote participation Not only does it promote understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities in society.

“Coaches teach the skills, attitudes, values ​​and spirit that define a true athlete. They are role models and character builders on and off the field of play. Special Olympics coaches go further, they support athletes with intellectual disabilities to discover their strengths and abilities. They encourage and challenge them to build on those strengths Improving every day Ultimately, coaches support athletes to be ambassadors for change in their local communities.

Charles Nyambe, President of Special Olympics Africa

The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, as part of the International Sports Promotion of Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy, and the International Special Olympics.


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