Sailing4handicaps: solidarity cruise

Published on 01 august 2015 at 0h00

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"The trips I made during competitions allowed me to meet people with disabilities worldwide. I observed how people live locally with disabilities, ie amputation, in countries such as Ukraine, Kenya, India and Thailand. I then realized the existing ditches in the acceptance of people with disabilities, as well as the quality of available prostheses. I realized that people with disabilities, particularly in African countries were often stigmatized as 'crippled', and that their social life is in feeling. Support, understanding and professional approach to disability is inadequate in many places. Parents themselves are ashamed of their children because we imagine that they do not contribute to the well-being of the family. Often, people with disabilities are excluded.
We can change attitudes. Persons with ...

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