About Inclusive Sports:

In Burkina Faso, following the example of certain countries, disabled people face a difficult situation. People who have visual, sensorial, mental or physical disabilities are often victims of stigmatization, excluding them from traditional and modern societies. Even though there is a social inclusion policy for disabled people, in principle, we have to note that they still remain one of the most vulnerable social groups, categorized and marginalized as regards to access to education, health, jobs, and sport.

The majority of disabled people live in the poorest of conditions. The families of disabled children or disabled people have difficulties in investing in their treatment, rehabilitation, technical support, or education and training. This is because many obstacles compromise their socio-economic independence and their social inclusion.

In 2012, only two Paralympic athletes from Burkina Faso went to the UK to attend the Games. The Burkina committee, once in the UK, faced many difficulties in terms of accommodation and suitable bikes for the athletes in order to allow them to take part in the competition. The purpose now is to give Burkina Faso disabled athletes the chance to attend RIO 2016 in order to help build their capacity.

Between 2012 and 2014, Inclusive Sports - HSB volunteers have:
a)      Produced a research document on disability sport in Burkina.
b)      Created a live database of athletes, coaches, managers and their equipment needs.
c)       Run 12 Awareness raising sessions in  cities such as Koupela and Sapone.
d)      Run sport education sessions in primary, secondary and disability children schools such as Arche, CEFISE and ABPAM.
e)      Run sport coaching sessions in Arche and Saaba.
f)       Delivered IT classes to disability sport managers.
g)      Created a stronger social media presence and a continually updated team blog.

h)      Identified a national patron for Disability Sport in Burkina Faso.

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