Location

Sierra Leone

Key achievement

Host of the first ever amputee football tournament in Sierra Leone

Single Leg Amputee Sport Association

Network Member

The Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA) was founded in 2001 at the end of the decade long civil war in Sierra Leone. SLASA runs a football-based programme for amputees with regular training sessions and physiotherapy. The programme offers its players opportunities for participation in local and international tournaments. SLASA currently has members across the country who are supported in the areas of education, health, micro-enterprises and advocacy. SLASA provides trauma recovery, promotes peace, addresses the misconception of disability being an inability, and helps amputees reintegrate into society. There are currently six football teams throughout the country that participate in the national Amputee Football League, and the national team takes part in various international tournaments. The game is played with 7 players a side and crutches.More information about the sport can be found on the www.Facebook.com/SingleLegAmputeeSportClub.

Social Topics

Education
Employability
Enviroment
Gender Equality
Health
Peace Building
Social Integration
Youth leadership

Contact

Single Leg Amputee Sport Association
Jabati Mambu
jabati_sl@yahoo.com

Latest From Single Leg Amputee Sport Association

“Football has the potential of being a viable podium for building up capacities of the youth into core human resources for the development of various communities. It help players develop and learn new skills in sports development, promote healthy sports competitions both at national and International levels”

Mr. Jabati Mambu
President of SLASA