Empowering of the disabled football players
Football for a new tomorrow (FANT)
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
- Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
- Mål 4: Kvalitetsuddannelse
- Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
- Mål 8: Anstændige jobs og økonomisk vækst
- Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
- Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Sierra Leone
- Salone Flying Stars Amputee Football Club
Overordnede mål :
The overall objective of this intervention is to strengthen and formalize the organization of disabled persons in Sierra Leone through football activities and workshops and hereby strengthening the inclusion of this marginalized group in society.
Umiddelbare mål :
Project goal one: 150 disabled persons from four different cities in Sierra Leone are mobilized and have been educated on democratic principles and human rights which helps them raise awareness and advocate for positive change for disabled. Project goal two: Through the promotion of sports activities for disabled persons, 100 young disabled from four different cities in Sierra Leone have engaged in community and network with non-disabled young people and helped break down prejudices about persons with a disability. Project goal three: Through participating in sports activities and the community around sports activities, disabled women have been included in the organization of disabled in Sierra Leone.
The primary target group consists of the four disability football teams located in Freetown, Makeni, Bo and Kenema. From each of the teams it is expected that 25 persons will participate. Among the total amount of these 100 persons it is expected that 15-20 individuals will be female and 80-85 male. Because of the expected unequal division of sexes, a group of 50 disabled women outside the four football teams is also a part of the primary target group and will be invited to participate in the different activities. The secondary target group is made up by the organizations and stakeholders participating in the planning of the project and participating in the activities. These are FANT Sierra Leone and FANT Denmark when building capacity and knowledge about working with a new marginalized group. It also includes the Parasport Denmark, The Sports Ministry, Handicap International, NCPD and other stakeholders that will be participating in the activities.
In the context of Sierra Leonean culture, there is a great deal of discrimination towards persons with disabilities. Disabled persons are mostly unorganised, excluded from the society and geographically spread around the country. But four disabled football teams have managed to mobilise a football network in the four biggest cities in Sierra Leone. Football is by far the most popular sport in Sierra Leone, also among disabled people. This intervention will use the already existing network of four disabled football teams to strengthen the organization of disabled in Sierra Leone to create higher inclusiveness and participating in the society. There exists a dream among the disabled teams to initiate first steps for creating a national disability sports federation in Sierra Leone. This dream will be discussed and examined through workshops and meetings, though it is important to notice that sport is not in itself the goal of this intervention, but the means to mobilize the target group and create inclusion in the society.