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Recreational Day for Disabled Youths, Mauritius

Often disabled young people do not feel included in society. Led by Qadir Mahamoodally, the Savanne Regional Youth Council (SRYC) gathered 35 youth volunteers to help plan a day of games and activities for 80 disabled youths. The project was deemed a big success creating interest in arranging similar activities for the future.

Split into two parts, the activities of this project sought to help integrate disabled youths into society in a festive environment.

The activities included:

  • A day of beach/fun games at the outdoor center of the Ministry of Youth and Sports at Flic en Flac
  • A prize giving ceremony, which included speeches and song and dance performances

Senior youth officers from the Ministry of Youth and Sports were in attendance as were members of the British Council Delegation.

“This project has given us a new experience of how the disabled youths live and it has also given us the opportunities to share their happiness together. It is very rare that these children get these types of opportunities. Seeing the happiness on the face of the participants on both the beach/fun games and prize giving ceremony makes us confident that we have been able to achieve our goals. There has been a demand from the guardians of these disabled children to organize lots of others activities and programs for them in the future.

Together with the members of the Savanne Regional Youth Council, even all the youth volunteers have gotten great satisfaction and it is very encouraging to see these youths interested to work with the disabled youths again in the future.”

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