"Yes, I can" "I want to play" This project was born in Coimbra and helps people with Down Syndrome to pratice sports.
The mission of our organization, “Olhar 21”, is to support people with Down Syndrome in the difficult task of promoting their inclusion in society.
Through sport we developed a pioneering project in Portugal with the creation of a basketball team for people with development disabilities. The “Olhar 21” basketball team, that brings together 12 athletes, was invited to travel to Madeira Island to the World Day celebrations of Down Syndrome on March 21st.
We are a young association and we need your support so that this movement is a reality and this team can continue to dream and to grow. Sport is indeed for everyone and these athletes weekly prove that when they are given a chance, they succeed.