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The promotion of the Paralympic Movement in African countries

Para sport in Africa continues to move forward after recent Agitos Foundation Organisational Capacity Programme (OCP) training events wrapped up in Cotonou, Benin. The two events were follow-ups from June’s launch meeting in Benin, where the country’s first OCP event was hosted under the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Development Programme powered by Toyota.

The OCP looks to develop Para sport at a national level via a two-year mentoring process, and the steps to do so for many African nations are currently underway. In Cotonou, a four-day Level 1 training workshop involved two prospective Programme Leads from eight NPCs (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) who are expected to take the knowledge and skills they learn back to their respective NPCs. They learned specifically about how to develop strong workshop facilitation skills, effectively transfer knowledge to participants, administer an OCP event and achieve tangible outcomes.

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