World outdoor fitness made a special effort to include units for the disabled, in order not to exclude anyone from using our community outdoor gyms.
15% of the world’s population is disabled. The majority of people with disabilities in South Africa have been excluded from the mainstream of society and have thus been prevented from accessing fundamental social, political and economic rights.
Poor people face a greater risk of impairment or disability. In addition, the birth of a disabled child, or the occurrence of disability in a family, often places heavy demands on family morale, thrusting it deeper into poverty.
World Outdoor Fitness’s Initiative brings individuals with disabilities and community organizations together. This Initiative does not create programs or advocate that people join segregated special classes, but helps people with disabilities work out and play alongside everyone else.
The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA)