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Wheelchair lift donated to flood recovering school in Croatia at Paralympic School Day

Croatian Paralympic Committee logo. Croatian Paralympic Committee logo.

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.

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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.

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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