Empowering Children and Young People with
Impairments to Participate in Sports
The Malta Trust Foundation in collaboration with the Paralympic Committee are creating sports opportunities for Children and Young People who are blind or visually impaired, for the first time in Malta, through the ISport Project.
ISPORT is a Project that aims to inspire, encourage and support children and young people between the ages of 5 and 35 years, who are blind or have a visual impairment to take up sport as an integral part of their life journey. ISport aims at creating the opportunity through diverse sports disciplines for Children and Young People with visual loss or impairment, to develop, confidence, self-determination and resilience. ISports also aims to enable these Children and Young People to nurture their mental wellbeing and enables them to participate more meaningfully in our society.
It is our belief, that sport has the capacity to empower individuals with disabilities by helping them unlock their full potential and support them in overcoming life’s challenges. It is for this reason that we have teamed up with the Malta Paralympic Committee (MPC), the national body for Para Sport in Malta, which is driven by ethos of ‘Inclusion meets Excellence’.
By creating the rightful space for these children and young people to participate in weekly sport activities, ISports is empowering these aspiring athletes several benefits, including physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being.
The concept behind this project rises above the immediate impact left on the children and young people with disability. Through this project TMTF and MPC aim to inspire and empower our community in embracing the necessary culture change to believe in the potential of every human. This aim will be reached, through the sharing of narratives that demystify stereotypes of what many may think is impossible for people with disabilities to achieve.
Meet The Team
Project Coordinator and Family Support Worker
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Mother of Athlete - Mary Rose Farrugia
Service User, Young Athlete participant - Samuel Farrugia
“The ISPORT initiative has proven to be a project built on determination and reinforced with commitment. Seeking to improve upon a long neglected field when it comes to inclusivity—the practice of sports—the project has been professionally carried from its birth in September 2022 to the point at which it stands today. Personally, knowing that the project and its members are open and sensitive to accessibility and inclusivity improvements has helped me feel more assured about the safe, effective, and enjoyable practice of these disciplines. Indeed, I believe that ISPORT is a shining example of the success that can be found if disabled people and organizations collaborate with service providers to bring accessibility into the mainstream.”