Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Club celebrates 10th Anniversary marked by collections of several individual accolades , awards and silverware won by the Club in the decade.
February 2, 2018 activities were to honour the 10th Anniversary of Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Club and to launch USAID’s Sports for Youths with Disabilities Initiative in Uganda. The day activities consisted of remarks and speeches from leaders, invited guest, Wheelchair Basketball exhibition match, performance by artist/musicians, presentation of silverware and accolades, merry making, drinks and meals, wrapping up with photo shoot to launch the USAID’s Sports for Youths with Disabilities Initiative in Uganda. There was a Wheelchair Basketball exhibition match in the interval between speeches to grace the occasion that concluded at exactly 7:00 p.m. It was a pleasure to see over 60 participants represented eventually, and all had great fun. Lunch and drinks was served for all present.
USAID’s Sports for Youth with disabilities Initiative Season I registers 153 participants from two Special Needs schools and community over the six (6) weeks duration.
Animate adaptive sports in two Special Needs primary school where volleyball, football and basketball sports is taught at least once every week by a trained volunteer coach.
Wheelchair Basketball practice session also attracting U19 team commenced February through March 2018. Season I concluded March 31, 2018 in a collaboration Easterfest Extravaganza with Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture showcasing Creative Arts opportunities for Persons with disabilities.
After a little modification of with Aluminum forks to hold the castor sports in collaboration with MRC, 10 Sports chairs wheelchairs where donated to the Chieftaincy Mubende Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC)
Uganda Wheelchair Basketall Association (UWBA) received €3500 from German former Olympians Mr Dieter Schneider (1984, 1988, Fencing) and Mr Thomas LURZ (12 Times World Titles Open water swimming and 2 times Olympic Silver) to produce 10 sets of locally modified sports wheelchair in 2015.
The design of our sports wheelchair product was nearly flawless, but the manufacturing methods used were time-consuming. Also, the machined components were not perfectly precise or accurate, but this could be corrected with repetition. Excluding significant losses due to a sum of small inaccuracies or unforeseen design flaws in the modification, our wheelchair should function appropriately on both indoor and outdoor court.
FARE and Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Organization Partnership
Fare and Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Club is committed to tackle discrimination through football’s inclusive power is based on the principle that the game, as the most popular sport in the world, belongs to us all and can propel social cohesion.
Through a 4-weeklong Football Tournament we are undertaking a campaign to combat all forms of discrimination, including racism, gender and discrimination against disabled people.
Gulu Wheelchair Basketball celebrates 10th Anniversary
USAID’s Sports for Youth with disabilities Initiative
10 Sports chairs wheelchairs donated to the Chieftaincy Mubende Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC)
FARE Network and Gulu Wheelchaire Basketball Organization Partnership to promote sports in Nothern Uganda
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