On persons with disabilities
Development Goal number 10 – to reduce inequality.
“With the donation of E400 000 from the Australian Aid and Australian Volunteer International, we acquired 30 sports specific wheelchairs, started three clubs in Mbabane, Manzini and Siteki in partnership with the respective Town Councils.
“We have reached more than 30 people with disabilities who experience the joy of playing basketball in wheelchairs,” she said.
She added that besides getting stronger and healthier, sports also boost confidence and a great platform for peer support and friendships.
“One of our players has said that since she started playing wheelchair basketball, she no longer feels ashamed of her disabilities,” she said.
Leung further highlighted that they have also ventured into other inclusive sports.
“Throughout 2018, our players have participated in three marathons in wheelchairs or walking aid. Another completed the 21km race and many others competing in 10km and 3km races,” she said.
He said they have also collaborated with Bailamos Stadium for wheelchair dancing,” she said.
The Eswatini Disability Sports Day Walk participants dancing together.