Disability and poverty are closely linked. People living in lower income countries are more likely to develop a disability. And people with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty.
Disability inclusion is a complex issue, and there’s no simple solution. But, when it comes to the stigma and discrimination that block people with disabilities from having a voice in their communities, there are simple approaches that can transform lives.
For over 12 years, we’ve used inclusive sport as a way to even the playing field. Earlier this year, we launched a unique project called REACT. REACT brought together an equal mix of visually impaired and fully sighted volunteers from the UK and Ghana to coach goalball, a sport designed for people with visual impairments.
Now we’re ready to roll out our inclusive sports programme on a wider scale. Fair Play will bring together our decades of experience, our understanding of disability, and our commitment to equality.
On 24 November, we launched Fair Play at an all-abilities goalball tournament and kicked off our Christmas campaign supported by GB Paralympian Georgie Bullen and GB wheelchair basketball player and Channel 4 sports presenter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan.
Click here to watch the campaign video, featuring Jordan, or check out the links below to find out more about the Fair Play programme.
Our Business Development volunteer in Malawi talks about the oppression facing people with disabilities in developing communities in Malawi, and the need for change.
Find out why goalball is the perfect sport to tackle disability discrimination and to promote inclusivity.
For many people across the developing world, living with a disability means living with stigma, discrimination and a higher chance of poverty.
Find out how we're using sport to change that.
Wheelchair basketball player and small business owner Victorine Guissou is challenging perceptions in her home town of Koudougou.
For the volunteers involved, REACT will have a lasting impact.
Our pilot disability sport project has left a lasting impression on communities in Ghana, and on the volunteers who made it happen.
Paul is a testament to the impact that people with disabilities can have when they are able to take an active part in their communities. Find out more about his journey here.