Where We Work - PACIFIC

Country:  SOLOMON ISLANDS

 

Location: Honiara


Project: Sports Outreach Solomon Islands


Target population: People with disabilities in the Solomon Islands


Project Partners: Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), Solomon Islands Paralympic Committee (SIPC), Swiss High Commission, ENABLE Development and Sport Matters

 

Sport Matters will deliver a train-the-trainer wheelchair basketball program in October 2012 in Honiara to enable people with disabilities to access sport, many for the first time.

 

Click on this link to download a funding proposal for the Solomon Islands.

 

 

jackie and girl with basketball man playing basketball

 

 

 

 

Country: FIJI

 

Location: Suva


Project: Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) Fiji


Target population: People with disabilities in Fiji


Project Partners: Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Fiji Paralympic Committee (FPC), Fiji Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC), Fiji Disabled People's Federation (FDPF) & Fiji National Council for Disabled People (FNCDP) and Sport Matters

 

Sport Matters conducted a series of community consultations in Fiji in 2011 in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission and their Australian Sports Outreach Program which aims to improve quality of life for people with disabilities in Fiji through sport.  

 

DPO Members from across Fiji came together in Suva to learn about disability

DPO Members from across Fiji came together in Suva to learn about disability, sport and development.


  

Outcomes:

                      

  • A day-long workshop with representatives from Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) from Suva, Labasa, Lautoka, Rewa, Savu Savu, Tavua, Tailevu North and Wai.
  • A presentation at the Board of Management Meeting at FASANOC  
  • A series of one-to-one meetings with National Sport Federations including; Cricket, Table-Tennis, Football, Athletics, Basketball, Golf and Powerlifting
  • Meetings with key stakeholders – FPC, FDPF, FASANOC and FNCDP and Suva-based DPOs – Fiji Association for the Deaf, United Blind Persons of Fiji and Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji
  • Recommendations for the expansion of the ASOP Fiji Program

National Sport Federations put their heads together to develop disability-inclusive sport in Fiji

 

Sport Matters is currently exploring new partnerships in the Solomon Islands for a sport for development initiative with a focus on health and disability.  

 

If your organisation is interested in developing a partnership with Sport Matters in the Pacific, please contact the team at

info@sportmatters.org.au.


 

 

 

 

 

National Sport Federations put their heads together to develop disability-inclusive sport in Fiji