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Ball for All – First Press Release

 PRESS RELEASE

Cluj-Napoca, 1st of August, 2020
Babilon Travel NGO announces the start of the project
BALL for ALL
Project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Babilon Travel NGO, our non-governmental organization active in carrying out international Erasmus + projects for the benefit of young people with visual impairments and those with low opportunities, known locally and internationally for its successful implementation of numerous social inclusion projects, announces the launch on 1st August 2020 of the project Ball for All, together with its partners from North Macedonia (Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje) and Turkey (Karabaglar Kaymakamligi) and the local associated partner, the Highschool for Visual Impaired Cluj-Napoca.

The purpose of this new project is to respond to the needs of visually impaired young people to be included in society with their peers, to be equally involved in education, culture, sports, social life, etc.  Specifically, during the one week youth exchange of this project that will take place in Cluj-Napoca, we will make goalball (the most popular ball sport in the world for the visually impaired, which become a Paralympic sport in 1976) to become inclusive, for our mixed international teams of the blind and sighted, girls and boys. Practicing sport will be alternated by debates on topics of interest, such as the perception of people with disabilities in society, stereotypes and expectations of/from society, social inclusion.

Given the current situation generated by the Covid-19 pandemic on international level, the date of the project, originally scheduled for the end of October 2020, will be announced later, as soon as the situation allows Babilon Travel, which puts a special emphasis on the health and safety of the participants, to ensure all the general and hygienic-sanitary conditions for this event to take place in complete safety and to be one of great educational and emotional impact on all those included in the project.

For more information about the project you can contact us by phone at 0722634027 or by e-mail at office@babilontravel.eu. Contact person: Gabriel Nagy.

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