Muscovites and guests of the capital are welcome at the training of volunteer leaders for blind athletes
An unusual journey to the land of sports and good deeds
We invite you to an unusual short but full of impressions trip. Journey to new knowledge. Do you enjoy being active, exercising, jogging, or even racing?
Residents of Moscow and guests of the capital have the opportunity to learn an unusual format of sports volunteering – Train volunteer leaders. Such a person can help in sports – in training and at competitions – to blind amateur athletes. Training according to its own unique methodology is conducted by the Sports for Life Charitable Foundation, which for many years has been developing the accessibility of mass sports for everyone in Russia and helping people with disabilities to get involved in sports activities. The Foundation operates in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, in these cities hundreds of blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind people got the opportunity to play sports, and those who are fond of sports learned how this can be combined with good deeds.
Trainings on sports volunteering-leadership are held by the Foundation as part of the “Sports for All” project, implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation.
Everyone can undergo training (conducted free of charge), regardless of age and physical fitness. At the training, it will be possible to delve into the nuances of interaction with people with visual impairments, to hone practical work skills. Those who have previously taken the training of the “Sport for Life” Foundation note that they have gained valuable experience and new knowledge, in many respects this training has changed their worldview and perception of people with disabilities.
“The classes were unusual. The training made it possible to feel part of the world of people with visual impairments. This is a very rewarding experience of changing the daily behavior that we are used to. The training supported the desire to bring the sport to the masses. I am very glad that there is an opportunity to help those who really need it,” Anastasia Shestakova, a participant in the training, shares her impressions.
“Some stereotypes were destroyed in my head, I learned a lot about blind and visually impaired people. The training also brought new acquaintances. Practical tasks were very interesting and instructive. Sports for Life Foundation enables people with disabilities to engage in sports for their own pleasure and maintain an active lifestyle. And for us, amateur athletes, it helps to expand our knowledge, become more understanding, think more broadly and gives us the opportunity, while doing sports, to do good deeds, ”says Evelina Nitsak, a participant in the training.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINING:
To take part in the training and become a volunteer leader of the project, you must fill out the form at the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e /1FAIpQLScTtRkSNBnM1e9ajtqq9IGsj56EsDvMw55vU1j1lC71dYNVTQ/viewform
Your curator will then contact you.
Important! The training lasts three days, you must attend each lesson.
WHERE AND WHEN: Moscow, January 31, February 2 and February 4, 2023. Hotel “Alliance-Borodino”, st. Rusakovskaya, 13, building 5.
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