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International Paralympic Committee empowers Sierra Leone's national Paralympic committee

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

The International Paralympic Committee in collaboration with the National Paralympic Committee has commenced a three day in country training program for disabled athletes, to promote para-athletes development ahead of major International Competitions. The three days training were held at the Head Office on Howe Street in Freetown. 

Making her brief opening statement, the International Paralympic Committee development Officer Carolin Rickers shared memories of her seventy years stay in the Country during the right to dream football programme, the Famous Cotton tree and the koidu town in the Eastern  district of the country. 

She added that the three day session would be flexible, as athlete development and funds sourcing are expected to form the basis of her arrangements over the coming days and couple with the exchange of ideas from the participants themselves as a learning curve for onward implementation through the International Olympic Committee.  

On his part , the President of the National paralympic Committee of Sierra Leone Unisa Deen Kargbo , highlighted some of the key challenges Para athletes are faced with in the pursuit of their aspirations in the lead up to the 2024 Paralympic games in France.  

Athletes and Coaches will have the opportunity to organize a camping in Ghana as part of the development strides by the NPC in so far as reaching new benchmark in the layer of Paralympic Sports. 


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