Since 2007, International Inspiration has generated some remarkable results for disabled children around the world. For example:
- In Azerbaijan, International Inspiration have implemented programmes to ensure that disabled children are included in sporting events together with other children, through training young leaders and influencing attitudes. As a result disabled children have increased opportunity to participate in adapted activities alongside their peers. The work of the programme is now continuing thanks to the Azerbaijani Government and other key stakeholders.
- In Jordan, the Higher Council for Disability and Jordan Paralympic Committee, inspired by Northern Ireland’s 5-Star Disability Sports Challenge, has approved the development and national rollout of a tailored Jordanian version. This is leading to increased participation in sport by disabled children as well as greater awareness and understanding of disability within Jordanian society. Young leaders are also being trained by local tutors in Youth Sport Leadership training, which has now had an additional disability module, to help them include disabled participants in sports festivals.
- In Malaysia, International Inspiration is developing curriculum resources and training teachers in tandem with the Malaysian Government’s major Transformation Curriculum initiative. With an initial focus on disabled children and the most marginalised children, International Inspiration has been working with the Ministry of Education’s Sports Division to support the “1 Student 1 Sport” policy and involve millions of school children in Malaysia in sport.
- In Trinidad and Tobago in February 2011, the country’s first ever Paralympic School Day and Sports Festival was organised by Young Leaders, inspiring all athletes, their parents and the wider community.