“Participants have a will to do sports.”
A delegation from the Rwandan Paralympic Committee (NPC Rwanda) went to Rumbek, South Sudan, to hold a Sitting Volleyball training and theory session from 28-29 April.
Dominique Bizimana, President of NPC Rwanda and member of the Sitting Volleyball team that has qualified to compete in the London Paralympic Games, said he wanted to help to develop the sport in Africa’s newest state.
“South Sudan has got a lot of casualties especially due to war which started in 1970s,” said Bizimana. “We want to bring it into the Paralympic Movement.”
Bizimana, who is responsible for developing the Paralympic Movement in Africa, hailed the development work a success, but said there were still big challenges ahead.
“Participants have a will to do sports,” he said. “But they need equipment and at least a reasonable playground.”