AFCB promotes disability inclusion
Two coaches from English Premier League club AFC Bournemouth were in Lesotho last week to support K4L's delivery for young people with disabilities, with a focus on visually impaired youth. The visit was funded by the English Premier League's International Development Fund.
Hannah Powis and Jordan Hayter spent two days delivering a workshop at the K4L Centre focused on delivering inclusive sessions as well as adapting existing curricula for participants with a range of disabilities. The following two days were spent at St Bernadette School for the Visually impaired, putting the learning into practice.
Powis said: “The coaches are already doing great work within the community and we were just here to help them with the skills and ideas on how they can include visually impaired people in their curriculum.”
Steve Fleming, K4L Co-founder added: "We are incredibly grateful to AFC Bournemouth for sharing their knowledge and skills with us. Young people with disabilities in Lesotho face widespread discrimination and have limited opportunities to engage in sport. Our coaches are now trained to ensure K4L sessions are more inclusive and we will now be delivering dedicated sessions for visually impaired youth on an ongoing basis."