Sport
 Afghanistan
Project #12077

Peace and Sports: Wheelchair Rugby in Afghanistan

by Arcangeles

Summary

10 Chairs for Afghanistan will provide 10 Rugby Wheelchairs and 1 week of comprehensive skills training to athletes with disabilities in Afghanistan. This project will enable Afghanistan to form a National Wheelchair Rugby Team program capable of participation in international competitions. Our project will create a sustainable platform for the growth of adaptive sports, individual empowerment, and sociocultural change in attitude towards persons with disabilities in Afghanistan.
$10
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1
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0
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3
years active

Challenge

There are an estimated 900,000 Afghans living with physical disabilities. Over half of the disabilities were caused by the atrocities of war. Approximately 300,000 of the country's disabled population have amputations of one or more legs or arms. People with disabilities live under extreme poverty and have very limited to no access to employment, education, health, sports.

Solution

We aim to empower persons with disabilities by developing community leaders. We hope to create sociocultural change in perspective of persons with disabilities. The program will be in part carried by American Wounded War Veterans, which will create a space for healing. Afghanistan will have an International Wheelchair Rugby team; this will be a starting point for new health and fitness opportunities through sports and an opportunity to compete for people with disabilities.

Long-Term Impact

Will benefit around 300+ people with disabilities their communities and their families. Reconstruction of Social Capital by inclusion. It will create opportunities for the disabled. An active national wheelchair Rugby program in Afghanistan will be developed. Expected impact will include international exposure of the disabled sports programs of Afghanistan and its inherent benefits.

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Organization Information

Arcangeles

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​http:/​/​www.arcangeles.org/​
Project Leader:
Erika Montoya
New York, NY United States

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