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.
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.
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.
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.