HOME       VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS       BLOGS

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Getting our sweat on with inclusive sport!

At 9:30am we met at the office for our awareness raising training with Cedric, who was previously an ICS volunteer and team leader.   It was a Saturday and it was extremely hot, but we are good volunteers, so we gritted our teeth and came to work anyway.  Cedric had agreed to come to Pabre, from Ouagadougou, to give us some training. He started by giving a lecture about disabilities and gave us some questions to ask the children/participants at our awareness raising events. He made an interesting point that everyone can be disabled, and it just depends on the situation you are in at the time. For example, if you cannot reach the roof, then you are disabled (unable) in this particular situation.

The second part of the training involved, learning three inclusive sports that we can use at schools. Firstly, Cedric taught us blind running, where participants wear blindfolds and held on to a rope so they knew where to run. Two people held each rope at each end and when the blind person was near the end someone would shout ‘Stop!’ so they did not run into anyone.  It was quite challenging, as when you run without the ability to see, it feels like you are constantly about to fall over. 


The second activity was called goal-ball. It involves having two different teams of three players each, who are all blind folded. The aim of the game is to try and throw the ball past the other teams’ line. If this happened the team would receive a point and the team who conceded would lose a player until another goal was scored.  At this point we started attracting the attention of the local children, who also wanted a go.  At the end we were all in giggles.

The final game was called Boccia. A small white ball is thrown into a specific area as a marker ball. The teams were split into 6 people with one coloured ball each (blue) and 6 people with a different coloured ball each (green). One person from each team would try and get their ball as close to the marker ball as possible. Whichever colour ball was closest to the marker, that team would then have 5 goes at trying to get their balls as close to the marker as possible. After this, the other team would have 5 goes at trying to get their balls even closer to the marker ball. Whichever colour ball is closest out of the 12 balls is the winning team. That team gets a point for every ball they have that is closer to the marker ball than the other colour.

Overall, the training was very useful for HSB Pabre because we learnt more about disabilities and how to include everyone during our awareness raising events. We will now be able to teach this information to the people of Pabre and it will hopefully help the inclusiveness in both how people with disabilities live and play sport in the community.


En ce jour, nous avons tenu une formation avec Cédric (formateur, ancien volontaire et team leader  à International Service pour le compte du programme ICS). Cédric s’est porte disponible pour nous former sur comment mener des sessions de sensibilisations dans les écoles. Il a commencé la formation avec une présentation sur le Handicap. Il était important que nous volontaires comprenions d’abord la notion de handicap avant de l’enseignée aux élèves. Il en est ressorti que le handicap est une situation d’incapacité qui influence nos activités quotidiennes et qui a un caractère durable.





La seconde partie a concerné  la formation sur trois sports inclusive (Qu’on peut pratiquer dans les écoles). Premièrement la course des personnes aveugles. Dans ce jeu, les participants doivent se bander les yeux et serer dans le bras la corde pour savoir vers ou se diriger pour courir. Deux personnes chaque fois attrape deux cordes et courent, à l’arrivée ceux qui tiennent les cordes sont chargés de dire ‘Stop !’ à chaque coureur. On peut ainsi éviter un accident durant la course. Le second jeu est le Goal Ball (football adapté aux aveugles). Ce jeu nécessite deux équipes de trois joueurs chacune et chacun ayant les yeux bander. L’intention dans le jeu est d’essayer de lancer la balle derrière la ligne du camp adverse. Le dernier jeu est appelé Boccia. C’est un jeu adapte au handicap mental. Un cochonnet (petit ballon blanc) est lancé à terre sur une surface spécifique déterminant ainsi l’espace de jeu et le ballon  est  la cible. Les équipes (02) étaient constituées de 6 personnes chacune et chaque équipe avait une couleur de boule (bleu et vert) une personne d’une équipe essai de lancée sa boule le plus proche possible du cochonnet. Ainsi lors du premier passage l’équipe dont le ballon est proche fait passer tous ces membres avant l’autre. A la fin on compte les boules les plus proches et l’équipe qui aura gagnée aura été celle qui a le plus de boules proches possible du cochonnet.

No comments:

Post a Comment