Accra, Dec 10, GNA – The National Paralympic Committee (NPC), Ghana, on Thursday, completed two-day workshop, for stakeholders on para-sports, as part of efforts to promote the discipline in Ghana.
The workshop attracted 17 participants drawn from various associations and federations to strategies on how to develope para-sports in Ghana.
The workshop treated topics like, Paralympic movements, structures of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Paralympic Games.
It also focused on strategic partnership, relevance of stakeholders and funding for sports activities.
Mr. Ignatius Elletey, General Secretary of the NPC and the facilitator for the workshop told the GNA Sports that, they were satisfied with the attendance at the seminar and the contributions from participants.
He said the workshop has brought to light the importance of Paralympic brand and events as a whole.
According to Mr. Elletey, participants are expected to use the knowledge acquired to promote para-sports in their respective associations.
He said the NPC is looking forward to increase the number of athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brasil next year.
Mr. Elletey said, the NPC is currently seeking for funds to help athletes to participate in series of qualifiers to enable para-athletes participate in the next Olympic Games.
Mr. Joshua Mensah, Director of Sports, National Sports Authority (NSA) expressed appreciation to Agitos Foundation to support the workshop since funding for organising programmes have become very difficult.
He also commended the participants for devouting their time to go through the workshop and urged them to use the knowledge acquired to develop their respective sporting disciplines.
“Whatever you have learnt here must be of benefit to members of your association and to promote your respective sporting disciplines.
“Failure to do this, means you have not acquired any knowledge at this workshop”. He added.
The two-day workshop which was funded by the Agitos Foundation – the Educational wing of IPC and the National Sports Authority (NSA).