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July 2, 2018

Third Country Training Programme: Inclusive Development through Disability-Inclusive Sports 2018

Opening Ceremony of the Third Country Training Programme on Inclusive Development through Disability-Inclusive Sports 2018.

On July 2, 2018 at 09:00 a.m., the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), held the Opening Ceremony of the Third Country Training Programme on Inclusive Development through Disability-Inclusive Sports (DIS)-2018 at APCD Training Building. This training course, held once a year, covers three years starting from Japanese Fiscal Year 2017, and will be end in 2019. This is the 2ndt year of the training course, running from July 1-10, 2018. There is a total of 26 participants (Persons with Autism and their parents) from 6 ASEAN countries; Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand, including 3 Personal Assistants (PA).

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The training aim to build capacities of potential athletes with autism and their partents as a trainer in practicing popular sports within the ASEAN Paralympic movement towards participation in any national / international competitions of persons with autism, and to brainstorm the outline of Disability Inclusive Sports (DIS) for Tomorrow activities within the context of ASEAN countires. This course will be provided the instruction and support by Japanese and Thai lecturers from Sports Authority of Thailand[1] and Thailand Walking and Cycling Institute[2] on Undokai-Kinball, Swimming and Biking.

All of participants have not only gained knowledge in lecture rooms, but also from actual practices to other networking group; such as the Vachirabenjatas Park (Suan Rot Fai)[3],and Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai-Japan).

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Notes

  • [1] The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) is the principal office that drives excellence in sport and provides Thai professional athletes with the right opportunities to become the best in Asia. Its mission is to implement policies, direct and regulate sport in Thailand. The SAT also provides advice and support facilities and service in sporting excellence in Thailand.
  • [2] Thailand Walking and Cycling Institute was established to promote holistic good health through walking and cycling in day life and also to give information to the public regarding walking and cycling be the most convenient and cheapest ways to travel to most areas in the daily lives and it reduces air pollution.
  • [3] Vachirabenjatas Park (Suan Rot Fai) is one of the most beautiful scenery in the heart of Bangkok. With an area of over 375 acres located in Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road Chatuchak distinct in Bangkok. This area is also adjacent to the park 2 parts of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. And Chatuchak Park.

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