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NPC Rwanda talks about creating potential deaf sports programming

NPC Rwanda logo. NPC Rwanda logo. Image credit: NPC Rwanda.
People sitting around table.

The meeting at the national stadium. Image credit: NPC Rwanda.

On Tuesday, NPC Rwanda had a meeting at Stade Amahoro – Kigali, Rwanda’s National Stadium, where they participated in a dialog about deaf sport for both children and adults.  Participants came away from the meeting optimistic, and could see an organization for deaf sport being created some time in the future.

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Unlike some African countries, Rwanda has never seen a team to compete at the Deaflympics.  Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia,Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbawe are all members of the ICSD, the organization that manages the Deaflympics.   Almost all have sent competitors.

 

Last month, NPC Rwanda was represented at the Africa International Sports Convention – CISA held in Kigali.  The country’s sitting volleyball  league also held their second round.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 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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