Angels Aquatic Foundation have announced their new involvement in the complex world of disability. This development was confirmed through a missive seen by our reporter.
The main idea of Angel Aquatic Foundation is to make people understand the potential of sport, not only from the point of view of personal well-being but also as an extraordinary means of inclusion, integration, motivation and equality of our youth.
“As we know, the talk of the principles and values of sports are the same everywhere, what one does on pitch, on court, at the tracks, is the same thing as what we do swimming. But we choose to offer our support through swimming because that is our niche,” the foundation’s missive read.
The foundation pledges to work towards a society that is strongly oriented towards equal opportunities, where there are no particular rights for particular people but equal opportunities for all, such as to allow each individual to be able to best express their potentials locally and on the international stage.
From this kind of motivation, the foundation finds it necessary to give people with special needs or those who are differently abled the necessary tools to express and realize their potential.
Some of these tools include efficient facilities like pools that can be easily accessed by differently abled children and the help of willing and more importantly qualified coaches, all of which the foundation has.
“We will put all our energies together to grow these athletes’ dreams through Angel Aquatic Foundation.”
“Nothing is achieved without sacrifice and courage. We also take this opportunity to call upon all those involved in other sports disciplines to include children with disabilities in their operations,” another part of the missive read adding that change starts with sports.
10 year old para swimmer Condoleezza Nakazibwe Thembo is the ambassador for Angels Aquatic Foundation. She is a competitive swimmer who dreams to excel at the international stage.
It is important to ensure that children with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in sports operations. The inclusion of these children can be achieved in several ways, including:
- providing accessible facilities – This can include ramps, elevators, and other necessary accommodations that make it easier for children with disabilities to access sporting facilities.
- Offering adaptive sports programs – Many sports agencies and organizations offer adaptive sports programs tailored to children with disabilities. These programs are designed to help children learn and participate in sporting activities that fit their abilities.
- Partnering with disability organizations – Sports organizations can partner with disability organizations to provide resources, training, and support for children with disabilities. This collaboration can lead to more inclusive sports operations.
- Educating staff and coaches – Sports staff and coaches should receive education and training on how to work with children with disabilities. This will help them to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all children.
Overall, the inclusion of children with disabilities in sports operations is important to ensure that all children have the opportunity to participate in physical activity and enjoy the benefits of sports.