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People with disabilities have fewer opportunities to take part in football and integrate into mainstream society because they face various social or cultural barriers and discriminatory attitudes. This violates their human rights. In addition, they find it difficult to access public facilities, education, healthcare, employment and cultural and sports activities.
More than 1 billion people around the world live with some type of disability; at least 2 million of them live in Buenos Aires, the focus of Andar’s social intervention work.
Through a combination of work experience, sport, art, cultural and health-related activities, Andar promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities. Its Inclusive Football League uses the power of football to promote and foster the active participation of people with disabilities in society, while also addressing stigmatisation and prejudice.
With the foundation’s support, Andar will build the local community’s first inclusive and accessible sports facility for children with and without disabilities to aid their integration. In an effort to bring the best out of every individual and foster equal participation, it takes account of the physical, communicational and methodological aspects of accessibility.
Andar’s programme aims to:
- promote social change through football;
- generate job opportunities;
- promote autonomy and develop skills and abilities, empowering the people and communities involved; and
- reveal the potential of people with disabilities.
A total of 3,633 people currently participate in Andar programmes:
- Therapeutic space: 59 people with disabilities
- Inclusive social businesses: 86 people with disabilities employed per month
- Inclusive Football League (LFI): 2,488 participants per year
- Liga Buenos Aires: 920 participants per year
- National League: 1,296 participants at national level
- Inclusive Football School: 172 participants all year round, and their families
- LatAm Festival: 100 participants from 10 countries across the region
- Training and educational visits: 1,000 participants per year
- Opportunities to develop the potential of people with disabilities
- Creation of facilities in which diversity is accepted and valued as part of the human condition
- Information, tools and new training approaches that promote human rights
- Access to sport for social change