【Cambodia】Project to promote and support “Cooperation for understanding people with an impairment ”
br>within the Olympic Values and Education Programme(OVEP)
- Time Period
- 2 – 23 March 2015
- The Republic of Cambodia
- Sport/Programme Category
- Boccia, Sitting volleyball, Blind soccer
- University of Tsukuba and the Japan International Cooperation Agency
- Recipient Organisation
- National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC)
- (Certified NPO) “Heart of Gold”, Cambodia; Mekong University
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 501 (direct) +34 (indirect) = 535 participants
For roughly one month in March 2015, Physical Education Students of University of Tsukuba were sent to Cambodia through the partnership of the University Education Program and the JICA Volunteer System. The students worked hard at technical transfer related to cooperation for understanding people with an impairment within the Olympic Value and Education Program (OVEP) conducted by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, and they also strived to form a student network in the build-up to the Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games) in 2023.
|Participating schools and NOCC staff joined together with local university students to conduct “cooperation for understanding people with an impairment ” and “volunteer activities to manage sporting events”.|
Among the “cooperation activities for understanding people with an impairment ”, seniors of one generation instructed young people, via adapted sports, about differences and various kinds of abilities. Likewise, in the “volunteer activities to manage events”, volunteer activities were conducted together with Cambodian students, and a volunteer education cooperation was implemented in the run-up to holding the SEA Games in 2023.
Feedback from :
“The understanding of people with an impairment was promoted in a very enjoyable way. The first encounter with these sports was very difficult, but through this first-hand, physical experience I was made keenly aware of just how amazing athletes with an impairment are” (Female high-school student). “This was the first time I took part in running a sporting event. I had also not previously participated in a sports tournament, but the opportunity has made me want to participate as an athlete and volunteer in the future also” (Male high-school student).
(Provided by: University of Tsukuba)