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Curso Internacional de Deporte Inclusivo continues in Peru

Three pictures of course participants, one group picture and two practicing sport. Participants during the course. Image credit: Plan Sinergia - Revista Transdisciplinaria

Since Tuesday and continuing until tomorrow, the Curso Internacional de Deporte Inclusivo has been taking place in Lima, Peru at part of a development effort between the TOP Foundation and the British Embassy to better develop disability sport in the country. Most of the participants were drawn from the Lima area, but others from Piura, Cusco, Arequipa, Moquegua, Huancayo, Huaraz, Juliaca and Chiclayo are in attendance.



The course opened with a speech by president of the  Instituto Peruano del Deporte Francisco Boza Dibos along with presentations by the  Federación Deportiva Nacional de Personas con Discapacidad (FEDENADIF) and British Embassy. FEDENADIF President Maria Luisa Sarmiento, IDP director Pilar Espinoza Galarcep, British Embassy project director Claudia Celis and the national director for the promotion of culture and sport from the Ministry of Education Francisco Boza Dibos were amongst the people in attendance at opening festivities.


Topics covered in the course included principles of inclusion, models of inclusion, introduction to classification, adaption and modification to sport for people with disabilities, and learning about specific sports.  Participants have learned about table tennis, showdown, goalball, boccia, badminton, and games with nets.


All 20 participants had their transportation, accommodation, food covered for the duration of the course.  Entrance to the course was competitive, with people required to be involved with disability sport on some level, and to either have a degree in physical education or be a sport coach.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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