Forward from the Executive Director
I invite you to our current edition of Sports for Change newsletter, this is our opportunity to share what ANDY has been doing in the arena of sports with a specific focus on youth with disabilities in Kenya.
It is indeed refreshing to note the kind of attention that sports for persons with disabilities has began attracting in our country in the recent times due to the visibility made possibly by our media and sportsmen and women with disabilities who have excelled in their respect fields of sports.
Last year in August, I had the opportunity to attend the Paralympic Games in London together with my work colleague and Wheelchair Basketball coach. We were selected alongside our UK partners-AbleChildAfrica to carry the Paralympic Torch just before the start of the games, this was a very exciting moment for us especially given the fact that our selection was purely due to our efforts in using sports to develop talents of youth with disabilities in Kenya.
This opportunity accorded us an opportunity to learn from our peers on how to progressively improve sporting opportunities for persons with disabilities in Kenya and forge partnerships for the sake of achieving the same goal.
I was excited to see an improved performance by the Kenyan team at the Paralympic Games despite the challenges encountered and recently, the Kenyan team to Deaflympics came back to the country with over 15 medals!
I am certain that the future of sports for persons with disabilities in Kenya is bright and it only needs everyone`s effort and support to make the required advancements.
This is the dream we stand for at ANDY and the reason for Sports for Change.
I wish you an informative readership.
Fredrick Ouko, Executive Director