The project is implemented by Challenges, a national magazine
focusing on disability advocacy and community empowerment.
It is supported under the Sport for All programme in collaboration
with Youth Sport Trust UK implemented by British Council Malaysia.
Pilot project period is September 2013 to December 2013, and to be
reviewed and continued in 2014
This project will start with children with learning disability and visual
Empower youth participants to support and mentor
children with disabilities to learn how to cycle
Build a bicycle for special need children
Enable them to gain proficiency in cycling so they can
eventually cycle independently
Improve cognitive functioning,(inc. left-right coordination)
in safe environment with supportive mentor and buddies
The target participants are centre-based children
with disabilities, centre operators, their family
members and volunteers from colleges and
We will use tandem bicycles, two seater bicycles,
to enable the children who may not have the
opportunity to cycle or know how to pedal and
steer the bicycles; learn to do that.
Tandem bicycle enable a youth to mentor a child.
Both of them will control the bicycle and pedal
along but the mentor will control the braking.
Implementation of this project : Manpower
All the youth leaders will go for a sports leadership
training (Disability Equality Training and Sportability
They will also undergo technical training to assemble,
design and learn the safety measure to build the bicycle.
4 youth participants each team.
In collaboration with college students and community
Implementation of the programme:
For the bicycles; to start a recycling drive for used
We will combine two bicycle into one tandem
For safety gear: safety helmet and knee pads
Bicycles or bicycle parts that we can
Youth leaders / centre-based volunteers
1 to learn how to assemble the bikes
2 to ‘test –cycle’ the bikes;
3 to mentor a child with disability
4 to teach other volunteers above steps 1-3
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