Play and Sports for Physically Challenged Children

Sunday, 7 October 2012 - Local and international organisations participated in a TIPH-sponsored conference dubbed “Sports for Children with Disabilities”. The conference aims at assisting Palestinian children benefit from sports and physical activities.

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Sunday, 7 October 2012 – Local and international organisations participated in a TIPH-sponsored conference dubbed “Sports for Children with Disabilities”. The conference aims at assisting Palestinian children benefit from sports and physical activities.

The conference, which was held at Hebron Municipality Sports Hall, was organised by the French organisation La Fédération Sportive et Gymnique du Travail (FSGT), and aimed at contributing to physical and sporting practice for disabled children in terms of education and social integration.

-“Sport is not only building physical strength, it is also building the mind’s activities, which lead to better social integration. FSGT’s focus on physically challenged persons shows the serious efforts of FSGT to include marginalized groups into the society” says Hazel Lian Zimeri, TIPH Projects Manager.

The three-day conference shows the importance of play and sports activities for young disabled people; in particular, in the case of a shared practice with able-bodied children. FSGT, along with other participating organisations, believes that sports activities are one of the basis of children’s development and socialization. It is through play that children learn to understand the outside world and its rules, as well as develop their self-esteem and creativity.

-“La Fédération Sportive et Gymnique du Travail (FSGT) has been working for more than 30 years with Palestinian sportsmen and women, and for more than 10 years with its Palestinian partners to improve the quality of education and physical/sport activities,” said FSGT in a statement.

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