• Where there’s a wheel there’s a way
  • Before I was disabled, now I’m a Rugby player!
  • Accessibility for all
  • Where there’s a wheel there’s a way
  • Before I was disabled, now I’m a Rugby player!
  • Accessibility for all

Promoting accessibility for the specially abled in India and Cambodia

Help empower the disabled in India and in Cambodia

« XLability » is a sustainable development project designed to reduce social exclusion for disabled people.

Life is a challenge for disabled people over the world – it is infinitely more so in India and Cambodia where physical, psychological and social barriers are a daily reality.

XLability enables disabled people to become more autonomous. It strives to improve accessibility and promote public awareness for disability issues to remove the inequality and exclusion they face every day.

XLability is a disability awareness and empowerment programme which involves three distinct projects:

Our actions:

  • Educational programme for schools
  • Creation of a wheelchair sports centre in Cambodia
  • International Wheelchair Rugby exchange

 

Provide an educational programme for schools in India and Cambodia

 

 

The educational programme is our long term sensitisation initiative where we go into schools and present a 12 chapter programme to school children about the various forms of disability, the challenges people with disability face at all levels, and what solutions exist to help disabled people. Sport is a key element of the “solutions” aspect and includes wheelchair sports demonstrations and talks from our ambassadors who are people with disability and can share their experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Create a wheelchair sports centre in Cambodia

 

 


The second aspect is the creation of a wheelchair sports centre in Cambodia. This will involve wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby. The project is being set up in partnership with different organisations, all motivated to work towards a better inclusion of the disabled people. The Trust will be recruiting disabled people to attend the training and coordinating the training sessions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Promote sports for India’s and Cambodia’s disabled and help banish social exclusion…

« Before I was disabled; now, I’m a rugby player »

Puru, 30, paraplegic.

The third tier, is a three-year international wheelchair sports exchange programme which involves the ladies wheelchair basketball team from Battambang in Cambodia, the wheelchair rugby team from New Delhi, and three teams from France: Toulouse, Toulon and Montepellier. The project has several aims: teaching new skills to the players from India and Cambodia, helping them to be able to then go on to coach other disabled people locally, and raising awareness both locally and internationally about the cause for disability rights.

By disabled; for disabled…

Our objectives for the players:

  • Build their independence and self-esteem
  • Develop their physical ability and skills in the discipline
  • Contribute to the movement for social equality as ambassadors for the disabled in India