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Ghana National Paralympic Committee plans three day empowerment workshop

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In an effort to promote disability sport in the country, the Ghana National Paralympic Committee is planning to hold a three day empowerment workshop at at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi on the weekend of July 24 to 26.

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The workshop will give participants an introduction to the Paralympic movement, its history, disability sport classification, and qualification pathways for the Paralympic Games.  It will also include an opportunity to earn selection to the  2015 All Africa Games to be held in Brazzaville, Congo in September.  That event has two disability sports on the program, swimming and athletics.

 

Ghana has a relatively short Paralympic history, only making their début at the 2004 Summer Paralympics when sent three athletes,  Nkegbe Botsyo, Ajara Mohammed, Alfred Adjetey Sowah.  Most of the team was back for 2008.  In 2013, they had four athletes, competing in athletics, cycling and powerlifting.

 

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2529 Articles)
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.

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