In Russia, children with disabilities (CWD) are still isolated in their homes, segregated in special schools, and excluded from their communities. The disability NGO Perspektiva aims to improve this situation by offering inclusive youth sports opportunities. 400 children, including 100 CWD; 10 physical education teachers at 10 schools; 80 schoolteachers; 150 parents of children with and without disabilities; and 50 disabled athletes will participate in trainings and inclusive sports activities.
Children with disabilities (CWD) are one of the most vulnerable and underrepresented groups of children in Russia. They still have limited opportunities compared to their peers without disabilities. Opportunities to participate in regular sport activities are practically non-existent. There are still cultural and social perceptions of CWDs as unable to learn or realize their potential and contribute to society.
provide training and support to teachers to ensure that CWDs can engage in sports with children without disabilities; organize a 3-day sports camp for 100 CWDs and without disabilities; organize regular inclusive sports activities for children; purchase para sports equipment for each school; raise awareness at schools about the diverse abilities of CWDs by organizing disability organize awareness trainings and para sports festivals; advise schools to make their sports programs accessible.
"Children in Motion: Together is Better" will empower children with and without disabilities to play sports together and build new relationships. In the long term, it contributes to the well-being of children with and without disabilities in Russia and their communities.