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Kiting for people with disabilities

Jun 19, 2012

Author: Global Kiter Foundation

Christophe Martin in Greece for the first time for a 5-day clinic!

PWD kiting in the water in June!

 

Global Kiter Foundation is organizing a special 5-day clinic with Christophe Martin- one of the pioneers in the development of kiting for people with disabilities; in Athens from the 23rd to the 27th of June 2012, in Karavi Beach Club, Schinias.

Christophe Martin is coming from France to share his knowledge about kiting for People with disabilities, as well as demonstrate how it is done with a special seat that is adapted to his kiteboard. Also invited to the clinic is Jenny Ridley, who has been learning how to kite on land in Ireland and is going to be among the first to try kiting in the water.

The purpose of this clinic is to share knowledge and experience, as well as to demonstrate the latest techniques developed for teaching people with disabilities.

This clinic launches our Continuing Education program, which trains participants to kite in the water. For this purpose, participants will be trained on the water by using modified catamarans to show how accessible waterports can to be to all, as well as using a specially adapted seat to become independent kiteboarders. We will also be using SUP (Stand Up Paddle boards) which is a great way to share time together (both abled and disabled share the SUP at the same time!).

The clinic also includes workshops to train volunteers how to help people with disabilities: which includes everything from understanding the different disabilities and working with them; to the practical elements of getting them in and out of the water.

Please help GKF to achieve its goal to buy the special seat. It enables kiters with disabilities to get in the water and kite independently! We are running a special fundraising campaign and every contribution counts! www.indiegogo.com/from-land-to-water. Stop by and learn more about the amazing things that can be done through kiting.

The Global Kiter Foundation is a non-profit Foundation that uses kiteboarding to enrich the lives of people with physical disabilities and underprivileged youth throughout the world teaching new skills and independence.

 

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