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Cricket PNG’s Disability Training Completes 2nd Week

Cricket PNG’s Disability Program completed its second week of training with the respective service providers on hand, to provide specialist training in their respective fields.

Cricket PNG Staff, Lewas & Garamuts players, were taught by the PNG Red Cross Special Resource Centre, on how to use everyday sign language, to communicate with players who have a hearing impairment.

 

Cheshire Disability Service and St John Blind Services, were also on hand to take players and staff through the basic procedures, of how to transfer a client from a wheel chair to a bed, or chair and vice versa, and basic procedures of transporting a person in a wheel chair up and down a flight of stairs.

 

The Lewa’s and Garamut’s, assisted players with a basic stance in front of the wicket, and also the correct way of gripping a bat.

 

Cheshire Disability Services Physiotherapist, Simona Mokupe, stressed the need for more buildings to be accessible to people with disabilities.

 

The Kriket Blo Olgeta – Disability Cricket program, is an initiative by the Australian Government that is funded by its Department of Foreign Affairs, and Trade through the Pacific Sports Partnership.

 

The launching will take place on Saturday 29th March 2014, and coincides with National Disability Day activities at the Amini Park in Port Moresby.

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