People with disabilities have equal rights to achieve their optimal potential just like everyone else. Most of the differently able children & youth in India are denied an opportunity to participate in main stream health, fitness, sport coaching and sports competitions. They get isolated from other children, find it harder to participate in daily community activities and find employment. As a result, they are more vulnerable to poverty and abuse, and many of them face premature death or live a life of dependence and uncertanity.
The WLW Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation that enjoys exemptions under 12A and 80G from the Income Tax department of India which works for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. The Founder and Managing Trustee of the Foundation Raghu Kumar R started Sports Specific Coaching in Nerul, Navi Mumbai in the year 1998 with a vision to empower the people living with disabilities through sports, education and awareness programs.
Presently the foundation is Empowering Persons with Disabilities in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka through the WLW FOUNDATION BLIND SPORTS ACADEMY.
The Proposed Free Sports Hostel Project:
The Free Sports Hostel will be located within the City Limits where in 50 Differently abled Sports Persons selected during the selections camps between the ages of 16 to 28 years will be housed. Free Boarding, Lodging, Health Care, Sports Accessories, Sports Coaching, Fitness Training and Sports Nutrition will be provided all through out the year. The differently abled sports persons will be supported with free education, transportation to and fro to their educational institution will be provided. The Hostel will have 24 Rooms, two Study Rooms, Computer Room, Gymnasium, Kitchen, Dining Room and Toilet Facilities.
The Proposed Sports Academy Project:
Academy will be built on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam on a 8 acres land providing the differently abled persons with sports facilities for sports coaching such as Para Athletics, Goalball, Blind Villowo, Deaf Villowo, Wheelchair Villowo, Blind Chess, Blind Tenpin Bowlind, Blind Powerlifting, Football and Kabaddi. Computer Education and English Language Training Class Rooms.
Athletic Track : 400 meters Athletic Track
Accommodation : 8 Dormitories with Toilets
Kitchen & Store Room : 1 Kitches and 1 Store Room
Sports Equipment Room : 2 Rooms to keep sports equipment
2 Class Rooms : 2 Class Rooms with Seating Facilities
One First Aid Room : With Required Medical First Aid
Fitness Centre : 1 Disabled Friendly Fitness Centre
Staff Quarters : 4 Staff Quarters
2 Borewells : 2 Borewells
Sports Facilities : Kabaddi, Chess, Powerlifting, Tenpin Bowling, Football
Stadium Toilets : Disable Friendly Toilets at the grounds
Parking Facilities : Cars & Two wheelers parking facilities
Mini Van/Mini Bus : One Mini Van & One Mini Bus
EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH:
DISABILITY RIGHTS PROGRAM
- Awareness Camps/Runs
- Awareness Articles/News
- Awareness Counseling
DISABILITY SPORTS PROGRAM
- Sports Coaching/Training
- Sports Nutrition & Diet
- Free Sports Hostel
DISABILITY HEALTH PROGRAM
- Health & Fitness Training
- Health & Fitness Counseling
- Nutrition & Disease Prevention