Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.
According to the latest data, the number of disabled children in Belarus has exceeded 30.000 people. At the same time, the number of disabled children involved in various sports is considerably smaller. Most children with disabilities, especially the ones living in small towns and villages, don't have the opportunity to practise sports. However, today it's difficult to find opportunities for practising Paralympic sports even in big cities of Belarus.
People with disabilities in Belarus are often discriminated, most of public places and services are still not available for the disabled not to speak of the availability of sport classes.
Disabled people often receive support and assistance only from a number NGOs currently working in the field. The support from state institutions is declared but often is not really provided when it's actually nedeed.
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