NCDA helps support VISTA 2010

March 31, 2010

The National Council on Disability Affairs thru Chairman Rosie Lovely T. Romulo recently helped support a sports activity dubbed “VISTA (Visually Impaired Sports Training and Advocacy) 2010” in Marikina City held last March 7, 2010.

Participated in by around 75 children with visual impairment in swimming, track and field, and table tennis, the sports activity aimed to keep the public aware especially the parents and teachers that visually impaired children can engage in sports activities in order for them to be physically fit and develop their potentials to become future athletes.

The Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children (PAVIC), the main organizer of the sports activity envisions that every child with visual impairment will enjoy equal opportunities to pariticipate in all activities because they are always suffer from discrimination in many aspects of life including the sports activity wherein they are not allowed to participate in schools’ sports and physical education.

Other participants who helped in the success of the sports activity are: SPED teachers, therapists, guests and the media such as GMA 7 which made a news report about the event. Please check the link below:

http://www.gmanews.tv/video/56490/visually-impaired-kids-learn-how-to-swm-in-marikina

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