Dawn breaks in Baku

This past fall, Amherst’s Institute for Training and Development hosted a contingent of  coaches, physical education teachers, and disability workers from Azerbaijan — they were here to create programs for adapting sports for youth with disabilities back in their hometowns.

The group came here to Whole Children to see how we started a grassroots after-school organization for kids of all abilities. We had a wonderful visit with them and they loved seeing what we had done here.

Now, in the next phase, a crew of Americans, including our own founder, Carrie McGee, are in Azerbaijan to support the same group of educators in implementing plans to include people with disabilities in sports.

Carrie is going to write a blog so we can follow along on her adventures and learn about the emerging world of disability sports and inclusion in Eastern Europe.

The whole crew is also keeping a joint blog, and you can follow along here.