50 students majoring in Sport Science from the Faculty of Sport Centre, , University of Malaya (UM) organised an OKU Leisure & Sports Day recently.
One of their subjects is building community ties targeting special needs students for social inclusion in sports. They used sports and games as a tool for them to have fun and gain fitness. 48 Buddy Club members from primary schools took part in the event.
Bronze medalist in the men’s 72.1kg Glasgow 2014 heavyweight powerlifter Jong Yee Khie also attended to give a motivation talk. Despite losing his right leg in an accident at the age of 15 did not stop him from participating in sports and becoming the Paralympian today.
Dr Teo Eng Wah who was the event coordinator said “It is a good way for our students to engage the special children with sport activities. We understand physical activities is good for everyone especially growing children with and without disabilities. This event is also an opportunity to get close to them and understand them.”