The “Sport Exclusively for Everyone” project aims to make 5 different sports disciplines accessible to children and teenagers in the south of Milan, in order to create opportunities for meeting, playing and integrating without differentiating between youngsters with or without disabilities.
The first two courses began in January!
The Basketball course involved a mixed group of 10 boys between 7 and 12 years of age, 50% of whom had specific educational needs.
Registered for the Fencing course were 4 boys with and without psychomotor and intellectual disabilities.
Although the number is small, they are highly motivated:
“The fencing course began at last on 22 January! I’ve been asking my mum about the lesson with Alessandra since the open day in December!”, 10-year-old Marco told us. “I didn’t think I’d be so enthusiastic, I’ve made new friends of all ages and at home I even follow the competitions on TV!”
Luca, 11, added “In a wheelchair or on two feet, student or teacher, everyone plays with everyone; if you’re not playing, you referee. I’ve learned that even if I lose I have fun anyway. Thanks to the person who had this great idea and to everyone who worked hard to make it happen!”
At the end of the month the Indoor Rowing and Dancing classes will also begin, with eight people signed up for each of them. Registrations for 5-aside football are also open.
To find out more, visit the project programme here