If the month of March ended with the first training meeting related to the RE project [ENTER], for our Committee the month of April opened with the conclusion of the SPRINT project.
The closing press conference was held on Thursday 4 April at the Hotel Atlantic in Borgaro Torinese, in the presence of a representative of the various partners who collaborated on the project: the Bulgarian association Courage Foundation, the Romanian Asociatia Judeteana Sportul Pentru Toti Suceava and the Hungarian Former State Fostered Children’s Association. The conference was initiated by the chairman of our committee Ferruccio Valzano, who recalled how international projects, for almost 15 years, have been one of the flagships of the territorial reality. “International design has qualified us all these years and continues to do so, it is the lifeblood of the Ciriè Settimo Chivasso Committee. I am proud of what we have done over the years and that we are continuing, thanks also to our partners “. To illustrate in detail the data collected with the SPRINT project – which foresaw precisely the analysis and identification of the level of inclusion in the sports environment of children and young people with disabilities and / or who live within the family homes were the Director Roberto Rinaldi and the Project Manager Francesca Di Feo. “During these 12 months we have administered several questionnaires, both for children with disabilities and for volunteers working in the sector, in order to obtain a series of data that have been collected in a manual and will soon be made available on the website. related to the project -https: //sprintproject2018.wixsite.com/sprintproject- where you can also find videos of good practices made by the four countries involved “. From the different results it emerged that a good practice is surely the unified sport, where people with disabilities are joined – at athletes – able-bodied individuals – partners with a ratio of 3: 2. The data pointed out that, both for athletes and partners, the development of sporting activity benefited psychophysical well-being. In particular, subjects with disabilities have found a greater inclusion, while 82% of partners said they had improved their understanding of disability. From the analysis of the data some recommendations have also been drawn, such as the need to have more projects funded, in order to analyze the benefits of sporting practice on disadvantaged subjects in the long term; greater recognition of disability associations and above all a greater number of sports facilities and facilities that can be adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.