This project works with young people who have a disability and are living in the south west corner of Scotland. The children and young people in the target areas are disadvantaged not only by their disability but also by their isolated geographical position, which results in fewer facilities and a lack of opportunities that are available to others in the rest of Dumfries & Galloway.
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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC038870)
This project will provide 12 sports driving training sessions in the Rhins and Machars areas of Galloway for 15 children and young people with disabilities. The charity has a link with the local branch of Quarriers, which has resulted in a number of very successful programmes of sports driving sessions with children with disabilities from the Dumfries & Annan areas. Discussions highlighted that Quarriers had identified many children and young people with disabilities in the Rhins and Machars areas many of whom would benefit from having the opportunity to participate in the sports driving activity, which others had found so rewarding and beneficial. This is evidenced by the very positive feedback given by the participants of previous programmes. The children and young people will try something they have never done before and learn new skills. They will experience a sense of personal achievement, pride and increased confidence in their own abilities. They will have increased confidence and feel motivated to try new things. They will improve their communication and interaction skills, by communication with the pony as well as with unfamiliar adults. They find the experience both exhilarating and exciting and get huge enjoyment from the activity.
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