On Wednesday morning the Just Play in conjunction with Callan Inclusive Education Resource Centre marked the National Disability Day or the National Day of People with disability.
The event was full of excitement with every members of the Callan Inclusive Education Resource Centre and staffs celebrated the event including the Just Play team.
The disabled people were very enthusiastic and they well participated in all Just Play activities. The day was full of laughter of joy and they all willing to move from station to station.
Andrew Ase, Sports Coordinator for the Callan Inclusive Education Resource Centre also attended and he expressed their gratitude to Just Play team for visiting and showing their support to these disabled people.
“We were actually got in surprise by their visit, we did not plan for their coming but it was like God sending the right people to celebrate the day with us.”
“The parents and the students were all excited about the program and wish that Just Play will continue on working with the kids with disability’’ Ase says.
“I also noticed it is helped with their self-esteem and also avoid mental issues such as depression from plaguing them,” added Ase.
Micah Kaneng, the Just Play Operations Manager led their visitation to the Callan Inclusive Education Resource Centre said he was glad to see the students enjoying the sessions despite their conditions.
‘’One of our main objectives is dealing with inclusive people and I loved doing this,’’ says Kaneng.
Just Play programme is an award-winning sport for development programme using the power of football to improve the lives of children in the Pacific. The programme was designed in partnership with the Australian Government, the Football Federation of Australia, the New Zealand Government, UNICEF and the Union of European Football Association (UEFA.