DepEd paralympics training up
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education (DepEd) is holding special training for differently-abled athletes nationwide to help them win in international sports competitions.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the training seminars aim to create better public awareness on the government’s sports program for differently-abled athletes from the grassroots up to the national level.
“These athletes are equally capable and deserving of all the state support they need,” Luistro said.
The training of trainors, technical and classification seminars for the differently-abled person will be conducted by the DepEd and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently-Abled-National Paralympics Committee of the Philippines (PHILSPADA-NPC), under the auspices of the Philippine Sports Commission.
The agencies finished yesterday the two-day training in Cagayan de Oro City for the Mindanao leg. The Visayas leg is slated Sept. 20-22 in Tacloban while the Luzon training starts Oct. 11 in Baguio City.
Luistro said the training seminar aims to establish a pool of coaches, trainors, technical officials and classifiers who will help differently-abled athletes in all levels of competition. The training-seminar has three components – training of trainors and coaches; technical and classification seminars and talent identification.