At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, the Agitos Foundation will mark the event through the presentation of a prestigious new award to schools and Paralympians who make a significant contribution to a more inclusive society.
Three schools will be recognised during the Closing Ceremony on 6th September 2020. They are being recognised for fully utilising the Agitos Foundation’s I’mPOSSIBLE education programme. There are two schools from Japan and one from overseas who will receive the award.
The I’mPOSSIBLE Programme was launched globally in December 2017. Its goal is the promotion of social inclusion by raising awareness of the Paralympic Movement. It offers teaching resources, lesson plans, worksheets and inspirational videos to teachers and learners, seeking to change perceptions about people with disabilities and inspire the next generation through the Paralympic values.
The toolkit is designed for teachers to use with learners aged 6-18 and provides a range of easy to use lesson ideas. It introduces learners to inclusion through the Paralympic values, Para sports and the inspirational achievements of para athletes from around the world.
As of August 2019, 25 other countries from all over the world have signed agreements to implement the programme.
More information about the I’mPOSSIBLE programme can be found here.
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Story courtesy of IPC