Sport
 Indonesia
Project #20152

Blind Sports Equipment for 30 Blind children

by Yayasan Damai Olahraga Bali
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Summary

Yayasan Damai Olahraga Bali introduced Blind Judo to Indonesia. We are now looking for support for equipment to grow our Blind Sports Program with Goalball and Blind soccer. Bali, and Indonesia as a whole, provides very little, if any, support for people living with disabilities. Sport in many instances can provide a disabled person not only with a recreational outlet but also many crucial health benefits, both physical and mental. Please help us reach more people people.
$4,000.00
total goal
$2,354.00
remaining
14
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Until recently Indonesia provided only minimal sports for people with visual disabilities - primarily Chess, and to some degree Athletics and Table Tennis. Unfortunately few, if any, Blind sports are available. Yayasan damai Olahraga Bali has introduced swimming and more recently Blind Judo in 2013 as Blind sports and what to introduce Goalball and Blind Soccer with this new equipment.

Solution

The purchase of new equipment specific for goalball and blind soccer will enable YDOB to expand its Blind Sports Program further into the community. Far and above the inherent objectives of all physical and sporting activities, it represents for the visually impaired boys, a means of escape from a sometimes sedentary existence and from the isolation often imposed by a disability. For blind persons and those with low vision, sport can be instrumental in (re)attaining independence of movement.

Long-Term Impact

Yayasan Damai Olahraga Bali supports disabled people in their desire to have some form of independence and to live a life that is both productive and enjoyable. Sport, in many instances, can provide a disabled person not only with a recreational outlet, but many health benefits, both physical and mental. Once a person becomes involved in a sport their whole persona changes and most importantly they feel much better about themselves.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.balisports.com
the website of Yayasan Damai Olahraga Bali
Goalball in Wikipedia

Organization Information

Yayasan Damai Olahraga Bali

Location: Denpasar - Indonesia
Website: http:/​/​www.balisports.com
Project Leader:
Rodney Holt
Denpasar, Indonesia

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