Japan assists Tajikistan’s Federation of Sports for the Disabled
On Friday March 10, Mr. Hajime Kitaoka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Tajikistan, and Mr. Abduraup Alimov, Chairman of the Federation of Sports for the Disabled of Tajikistan, signed a grant contract for “The Project for Improvement of Sports Training Equipment for Athletes with Disabilities.”
According to Japan’s Embassy in Dushanbe, the total amount of US$82,929 will be provided through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects as a part of the Sports for Tomorrow program.
Tajikistan’s Federation of Sports for the Disabled was founded in 1989 with the main purpose to manage and develop disability sport in Tajikistan and to ensure mass accessibility and popularity of sport among people with disabilities.
“Project for Improvement of Sports Training Equipment for Athletes with Disabilities” is specifically designed to create conditions for the people with disabilities for regular training in wheelchair marathon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair table tennis, Paralympic judo and etc. Throughout the project, 8 wheelchairs for basketball, 8 active wheelchairs (for table tennis), 3 wheelchairs for marathon and 4 treadmills, exercise bikes, massage chairs and 300m2 of tatami mats will be provided to Dushanbe, Khujand, Qurghon Teppa and Shahrinav regional federations sports halls. This equipment will significantly improve the main activities of the Federation throughout the country.
A number of projects are implemented throughout the world through Japan’s Sports for Tomorrow program. The program aims to promote and expand sporting value and the Olympic and Paralympic Movement to people of all generations, including the youths who represent the future. The program is implemented during the years between 2014 and 2020, with the target population of more than 10 million people in over 100 countries. It is the commitment by the Japanese Government to implement the Sports for Tomorrow program effectively and successfully towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games._ Asia-plus
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