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Special Olympics SVG’s national director benefits from Jamaica experience

Special Olympics SVG’s national director benefits from Jamaica experience

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When the unified football programme for Special Olympics SVG restarts in January 2018, there should be a greater vibrancy.

This, after national director of Special Olympics SVG Sezevra Joseph was among others from the Caribbean who got an opportunity to see a Unified Football Cup, hosted by Special Olympics Jamaica, last month.

Commenting on her experience, Joseph said: “I have learnt a lot from seeing the way they could have had a number of parishes together and hosted them effectively”.

Joseph said that she plans to bring the knowledge she has acquired to serve the Vincentian situation.

The United Football Cup brought together 300 athletes, with and without intellectual disabilities, from 14 parishes across Jamaica, to participate in this event.

In addition, during the event, Special Olympics Jamaica trained 19 health workers in the Caribbean on how to provide year-round quality care to people with intellectual disabilities in their home communities.

Joseph said the St Vincent and the Grenadines was not represented at the health training, but she is hopeful that in future, authorities here would address this important facet, as it is in line with the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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