On Sunday at the Osnovna škola Antun I Stjepan Radić school in Gunja, Croatia, a Paralympic School Day event was held, which featured the donation of a wheelchair lift to the school. The equipment is worth around 200,000 kn (€25,925, US$29,300) and is designed to encourage students with disabilities to stay in school and provide greater equality to students with disabilities. At the moment, only one student who uses a wheelchair attends the school.
Paralympic School Days are a program created by Hrvatskog Paraolimpijskog Odbora, Croatia’s national Paralympic Committee, and sponsor Allianza. The goal is of this program is to provide general education to the community about Paralympic values, challenges faced by members of society with disability, and improve integration into society.
The School Days events often include lectures, disability sport games and the opportunity to talk to disability sport athletes. Some Croatian Paralympians involved with the program include Anđela Mužinić and Kristijan Vincetić.
Last May, the school was heavily damaged by flooding. Extensive repairs were done to it before it later re-opened.