Location

Brazil

Key achievement

Fighting prejudices against blind and visually impaired people

Urece

Network Member

With an estimated 500,000 blind people in Brazil, the well-being of the visually impaired is an important topic in the country. Founded in 2005, Urece has developed sports training programmes, workshops and special projects for people with visual impairment.

 

Urece helps the visually impaired realise their full potential despite their disability, and contribute to their inclusion and autonomy in society.

 

Urece’s football programmes not only assist in the development of the player’s mobility and sense of direction, reducing the risk of accidents, but also fight prejudice and discrimination by running awareness raising workshops.

 

Currently operating in four Paralympic disciplines (Football, Goalball, Athletics, Swimming), Urece has supported 17 medal winners over the past 12 years, and assisted in a project to provide audio narratives for the visually impaired during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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Contact

Urece
Gabriel Mayr
contato@urece.org.br

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