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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Paralympics committee stages workshop

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The president of GNPC, Sulayman Colley, said the IPC seeks to help countries that have challenges in capacity building and other areas to enable and equip them with the knowledge to develop sports for persons with disabilities.

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He said the training will be taken in two forms with the first phase targeting the governing board of the GNPC while the second phase will target the private sectors and partners who will the informed on how to contribute their quota in the development of Paralympics sports.

Sainey Camara, the secretary general of GNPC said there is a need for the Paralympics movement to disseminate the information of the Paralympics game. He said they hope to recruit athletes to participate in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

“We presented two athletes in 2012 but this time around we are planning to present six athletes if not more,” he  said.

Lamin Kura Darboe, a participant who was part of the pioneers of sports with disabilities since in 1983, said he expect to gather more administrative knowledge in this workshop. 

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