For over 40 years, we've promoted the rights of people with disabilities across the globe. In 2012, we even brought the first Paralympians from Burkina Faso to the London Olympics.

We're committed to reducing the stigma around disability, wherever we find it. REACT Ghana, part of our broader  inclusive sports programme, Fair Play, is one of our newest projects. It brings together a diverse group of volunteers, British and Ghanaian, partially-sighted and fully-sighted, to combat the stigma around disability.

In Ghana, over 300,000 people live with severe visual impairment. Due to a lack of understanding about disability, they are often undervalued by society and excluded from their community.

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The project's strapline indicates the journey that these volunteers will take, and the process of change that they will initiate in the local people with whom they are working. Because change is not an external magic wand. Change can only happen in partnership, and REACT is creating change-makers.

Working with Team GB Paralympian Georgie Bullen, our volunteers use goalball to tackle disability stigma. Sport has the power to bring people together, and a Paralympic sport like goalball has the power to create more understanding of visual impairment. In other rural communities, we've used sport as a platform to help people with disabilities become full and active members of their communities. Find out more here.

As well as training people to play goalball and promoting the sport, our volunteers are speaking to the community about the rights of people with disabilities. This mixture of action and advocacy means that REACT Ghana puts people with disabilities back in control of their own lives, and enables them to become valued members of their communities.

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