Sports have always been integral to human society, bringing people together and promoting physical and mental well-being. However, despite sports’ numerous benefits, many individuals and communities face barriers preventing participation. These barriers may include a lack of resources, social exclusion, discrimination, and disabilities.
The webinar ‘Sports for All: Building a Healthy and Inclusive Community’ will explore ways to promote sports and physical activity for community members of all abilities and backgrounds. The speakers will discuss strategies aimed at increasing access to sports for underserved populations, including those with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN) and individuals from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The webinar will also cover examples of adapted sports programs, community partnerships, and innovative methods of providing training and resources. Moreover, the speakers will highlight the physical and mental health benefits of sports participation for individuals and communities.
• Ms Catherine CARTY, UNESCO Chair Project Manager ‘Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness’.
• Ms Judy KONG, Chief Executive, InspiringHK Sports Foundation.
• Ms Annie WONG, Chief Curriculum Development Officer (Physical Education), Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government.
• Prof. Cindy SIT, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, CUHK, President-Elect of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA).
• Prof. Gary CHUNG, Research Assistant Professor, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK.
Date: 19 April 2023 (Wednesday).
Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm (HKT) | Convert to your timezone
Format: Online via Zoom
Co-organized by CUHK Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, CUHK Institute of Health Equity, CUHK Diversity and Inclusion Office, CUHK Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Office and SDSN Hong Kong