Special Olympics Zambia saw strides in bringing the message of Family Health Forums to Ndola.
Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia, the commercial capital of the Copperbelt and just 10 km from the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The event saw enthusiastic participation, and Special Olympics Zambia has further plans for several programs in the city this year.
Sponsored by Lions Club International, the Family Health Forum initiative is designed to engage families of those with intellectual disabilities in Special Olympics. It offers an environment where parents and caregivers can gain direct access to health information, resources, and support.
The objectives of the Family Health Forum initiative are to provide families of Special Olympics athletes with direct access to community leaders, health care professionals, and social service providers, including Healthy Athletes, Young Athletes and Fitness programming.