It is important that people with disability are allowed to contribute to the community. In Papua New Guinea, an innovative approach towards increasing the Shuttle Time workforce was taken, especially among people with disability and women.
Shuttle Time was delivered through the Team Up – Inclusive GymBad programme, the Australian government’s sport for development programme in the Asia-Pacific. Inclusive GymBad aims to remove or reduce the barriers experienced by people with a disability, particularly women and girls, to participate equally.
The Shuttle Time project in Port Moresby, PNG, has been delivered from March 2023 onwards. Shuttle Time tutor training took place with eight new tutors qualified to deliver teacher and youth leader courses. Since then, five of these tutors have helped deliver two teacher courses at a school and in the community.
“Our goal is to further extend these Shuttle Time training initiatives to additional communities and schools in the near future, with a well-defined plan in place to achieve this,” says Vagi.
“While attracting new participants on a weekly basis remains a challenge, we are fortunate to have dedicated regular participants who help by encouraging one or two individuals to join the programme. Despite the gradual nature of this process, we have witnessed a growth in our programmes within their respective communities, schools, and Para team training.”
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Badminton Blooms Through Shuttle Time in Myanmar
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Joyful Badminton Activities in Uganda to Celebrate World Badminton Day
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Shuttle Time Reaches Public Locations and Schools in Suriname
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AirBadminton & Shuttle Time Rising in Cook Islands
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Badminton Movement in Norway Universities
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