Amity University signs MoU with Special Olympics to promote people with intellectual disabilities

Asia-Pacific, News, April 24 2016

NEW DELHI: In a bid to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Amity University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Special Olympics during Special Olympics coach training and youth activation programme at Amity.

Amity Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences (AIRS) in collaboration with Amity School of Physical Education

Sports Sciences (ASPESS) conducted Special Olympics community coach training programme for the students of Amity with the trainers from “Special Olympics Bharat” at University Campus, Sector 125, Noida.

Special Olympics coach training and youth activation was organized to enhance the competencies of teachers and special teachers in present scenario of inclusive education. It trained not only to become master trainer and life skills for children with disabilities but also to enhance their abilities through sports.

During the occasion, Amity University signed a MoU with Special Olympics in presence of Simon Koh, Director Operations, Special Olympics Asia Pacific; Dipak Natali, Director- Organizational Development, Special Olympics Asia Pacific Regional office, Singapore; Victor Vaz, National Director Sports, Special Olympics Bharat; Prof. Amitav Mishra, Special Olympics Bharat; Dr. W. Selvamurthy, President, Amity School of Technology and Science Foundation; Dr. J. P. Singh, Chairman, Amity Foundation for Developmental Disabilities ; Prof. Kalpana Sharma, Dean Faculty of Education and Director, Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences and Dr. Jayanti Pujari, Director, Amity Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Meanwhile, a friendly Unified Football Exhibition Match was also played wherein the specials athletes along with students of Amity University played an exciting match.

Source: ANI

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