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Generating skills development and work opportunities for youth with intellectual disabilities in Zimbabwe through sports participation

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posted on 2024-06-19, 13:20 authored by Sandra Kasu, Theresa Lorenzo

Youth with intellectual disabilities are often discriminated against regarding skills development and work opportunities. Youth with intellectual disabilities may not necessarily have the requisite educational qualifications to be employed but are highly motivated to work and can make valuable contributions to the workforce. It is essential to find effective ways to develop opportunities for youth with intellectual disabilities to become economically active as participation in work is a basic human right.

The intention of this policy brief is to conscientise stakeholders to the findings of research that sought to answer the following question: What skills development or work opportunities for youth with intellectual disabilities may occur through their participation in sport and how do these opportunities prepare them for work? This brief is from the Driving Disability Inclusive Practice in Policy Processes: A Call for Evidence-Based Advocacy and Action monograph, which is Volume 7 in the Disability Catalyst Africa series.


This work was produced with support from the Digital Open Textbooks for Development initiative in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town. The editors are grateful for funding from the Division of Disability Studies and Inclusive Practices Africa research unit in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.



Division of Disability Studies & Inclusive Practices Africa Research Unit, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town