Disabled athletes workshop opens in Dar

27May 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Disabled athletes workshop opens in Dar

THE University of Kentucky and the Tanzanian Paralympic Committee launched a four-day workshop and festival for Tanzanian and Kenyan athletes with disabilities at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Sponsored by the US Department of State, the festival features a team of American, British, and Canadian coaches, who are conducting athletic trainings in track and field, power lifting, volleyball and football.

The festival is the first phase of an exchange program through which seventeen Tanzanian and Kenyan coaches and administrators will travel to the United States to shadow counterparts in Kentucky and Indiana.

US Embassy Dar es Salaam Deputy Chief of Mission Virginia M. Blaser said “The US government already has a strong relationship with the Tanzanian Paralympic Committee and a history of exchange programs like this one.

Working together, we will realise a future in which all our citizens, regardless of whether or not they have disabilities, can participate in sports and in which all of us can reap the benefits of that participation to our nations.”

To request more information about this event, please email Japhet Sanga ([email protected]), Senior Information Specialist at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam.

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