In May, Langjingling have made great efforts to promote sports accessibility with vibrant spirit.
We carried out 3 regular weekend activities, organized and participated in 5 races, 1 CSR activity, 2 school inclusive activities, 1 international exchange study, one cultural activity and 1 interview with the media.
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REGULAR WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
beYoureyeS regular weekend running activities from 168 to 170 were carried out in Century Park, New Hongqiao Central Garden and Huangxing Park on May 4, 12 and 19 respectively; and 3 new participants with visual impairments joined us.
Mr. Yan, a new participant with visual impairment said that he used to be afraid to go out, but now he can take part in all kinds of activities as long as he got guidance at the subway exit. This is what we appeal to: more visually impaired people should not be housebound, but freely participate in sports and society.
Xiaoyan, a visually impaired internship trainer, has completed 2 newcomers trainings successfully.
Lanjingling provides job opportunities for visually impaired persons to organize and operate activities, tapping their potential and making progress together.
In May, Lanjingling organized and joined various of races, such as road running, hiking and city orienteering.
1. May 11, 11 Lanjingling teams participated in Jinqiao International Games 8 km run, and the organizing committee has consecutively invited us to participate in the race for 3 years.
2. On the same day, 2 Lanjingling teams with Dow Chemical team successfully finished the 50km hike of "E.G.G.Walkathon" together.
3. May 19, 3 Lanjingling teams participated in the opening ceremony of the 2019 Love in Shanghai: disability inclusion sport games and the city orienteering game.
4. May 19, 1 Lanjingling team joined in 2019 Youth Charity Running Race in Dishui Lake.
5. May 25, 10 Lanjingling teams participated in 2019 China Coordinate •City Orienteering Challenge in Shanghai. This is the most influential orienteering hiking event in China, which has been held for 9 years and attracted more than twenty thousand people every year.
As the NPO partner, Lanjingling has been invited to take part in City Orienteering Challenge for 4 years. As Team 001 in 10 different routes, 50 Lanjinglingers made up 10 teams are specialist since each team has one player with visual impairements.
The picture shows Shirley, a blind player, hitting a sandbag fiercely, which seems that she tries her best to break the barrier.
1. May 18, 19 employees form Apple participated in beYoureyeS CSR (Corporation Social Responsibility) activity in Century Park.
beYoureyeS and Apple have been cooperating for a long time since 2016. Together, we have organized many innovative public welfare activities, such as CSR activities, sharing sessions, and volunteer events. With our bipartisan efforts, Apple successfully hired two blind employees in Shanghai for the first time in 2017. So far, 10 people with visual impairments have successively joined Apple in Shanghai.
This CSR activity is the continuation of a long -time cooperation. The trainers communicated with the foreign employees of Apple in English and conducted an experiential CSR activity with no barriers to communication and sport.
GSMP (Global Sports Mentoring Program)
From April to May, Ken was on a five-week study course GSMP in the United States. On May 7, Ken gave a presentation on his action plan in Washington D.C.
During this journey, we learned about how professional that non-profit organizations supported persons with disabilities to participate in sports activities in the U.S.
In TurnStone, the largest accessible sports center for this kind in the U.S., all kinds of sports facilities and activities are adapted to people of all ages and various physical conditions.
We also found that ADAPTIVE SPORT allows persons of different physical conditions to participate in competitions together by adjusting the equipment, venue and rules, so that everyone can enjoy playing sports together in the same sports field.
School & Culture Inclusive Activities
Lanjingling promotes SPORTS ACCESSIBILITY into public libraries, universities and Shanghai School For The Blind (SSB) .
1. May 12, beYoureyeS Special sharing session was held in Shanghai Pudong Library.
Lanjingling connected SPORTS ACCESSIBILITY with READING ACCESSIBILITY and conveyed the universal concept of ACCESSIBILITY.
Whether persons with visual impairments reading in braille or electronic equipments what differs is only the way of reading, but the acquisition of knowledge is equal.
2. May 15, beYoureyeS running activity with people who are visually impaired was carried out at Shanghai Normal University (SNU).
As a full-time undergraduate institution of higher education, SNU is one of few universities to enroll students with visual impairments who has made great efforts in the accessibility standards.
This activity was organized by Lanjingling and the visually impaired and unimpaired students from SNU. Through training and experience, we hope that the activities on campus will be continued to carry on step by step, which will facilitate students with visual impairments to run freely in their spare time.
Xu, a visually impaired student, used to jog on the playground with a cane alone. Now he can run accompanied with other students in the school, which not only breaks intangible barrier, but also lets everyone understand each other better.
Lanjingling is expected to establish a long-term cooperation with SNU to organize more diverse inclusive activities.
May 26, Shanghai People's Radio 990 MORNING NEWS interviewed and reported beYoureyeS running activities with the visually impaired persons. With nearly 5 years of unremitting effort, Lanjingling has carried out more than 300 events, and an increasing number of media and individuals have joined to dedicate in sports accessibility.
May 29, Lanjingling came to Shanghai School For The Blind (SSB), to deliver a batch of professional goalball equipments which were donated by the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Turnstone to SSB and Shanghai Goalball Team. Ms.Zhao, the chairwoman of Shanghai Blind Association, and Ms.Xu, the principal of SSB attended the event.