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Schools Make An Impressive Turnout For The Special Games In Suva

Special Olympics Fiji believes the door is now open for the inclusion of special needs students from regular schools and institutions. This was the sentiment echoed by chairperson Bishwa Sidal
27 Sep 2014 12:14
Schools Make An Impressive Turnout For The Special Games In Suva

Special Olympics Fiji believes the door is now open for the inclusion of special needs students from regular schools and institutions.

This was the sentiment echoed by chairperson Bishwa Sidal during the Special Olympics National Games for Special and Unified Athletes at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

Sidal was overwhelmed by the response from regular schools regular schools.

“There was huge interest and we actually had to turn away some of the schools because we had to keep in mind the number of special students we had,”he said.

“We now know that attitude is changing in society and we can bank on greater participation in future.

“Six special schools and seven regular schools competed in the inclusive football programme.

“The best part is six athletes will be selected to represent Fiji at the World Games next year so we’ll have three boys and three girls.”

Competing in yesterday’s event were Suva Special School, Nausori Special School, Fiji Vocational Technical Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities (FVTTCPD), Hilton Early Intervention School, Marist Champagnat Institute and Levuka Special School.

In addition, Veiuto Primary, Nehru Primary, Vatuwaqa Primary, Arya Samaj Primary Ahmadiyya Muslim Primary, Vunimono Islamia and Nausori High fielded students as partner schools for the inclusive programme.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 



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