Thanks to funding from USAID, UN Office of Sport Development and Peace, and Department of State and in partnership with local schools in the Port-Au-Prince metropolitan area, BlazeSports will organize four mini festivals to promote physical activity for kids with disabilities.
The first mini festival was attended by 64 children and youth, 23 of them girls, with physical and learning disabilities at the Center Foyer d’Amour in Haiti.
The activity began with a welcoming from Daniel Pierre-Charles, BlazeSports country director, followed by words of thanks from the director of Foyer d’Amour Rose May Legouté.
The mini festival commenced in a supportive and festive atmosphere, where the participants seemed very happy. After four hours of learning and fun games, the kids from Foyer d’Amour thanked BlazeSports for offering a full day of physical activities where they could showcase their talent and prove that their disability do not prevent them from being physical active.
Hopefully in the near future BlazeSports, in partnership with local schools, will be able to offer continuing programme for kids with disabilities. Rose May Legouté, the director of Foyer D’amour, thanked this type of activities that allow kids to increase their self-esteem, to value each one ability that is often undervalued even in their own home, and to show each one of the kids the potential they have.
The second Mini Festival will be delivered in early May, in partnership with Monfort Institute.
These mini festivals are part of a multi-agency project in Haiti that aims to promote Adapted Physical Education at three centers in the metropolitan area of Port au Prince.