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International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated each year on 3rd December to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
To commemorate the day, Sport In Action hosted a Sports Festival for children with disabilities at Bank of Zambia Sports Complex.
With this year’s theme being Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities towards an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world, Sport In Action took to sports to create a platform for children with disabilities to not only engage in a fun and memorable day but also have the opportunity to grow their skills as they prepare to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Traditional games such as nsolo, chiyenga, kuyata, roundus and many others were part of the activities of the day. A total of 100 children from Kapwelomba, UTH, UNZA and Chainama Special schools participated in the fun-packed event.
Proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations, the observance of IDPD aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. This year’s theme focuses on involving people with disabilities in the process of re-creating a better world post-COVID-19.
Sport In Action is dedicated in ensuring that children with disabilities are included in all activities that help build confidence and leadership skills in order for them to be equal participants in building a brighter future