For the third
consecutive year Razzett tal-Hbiberija is organising the Ability
Challenge, a week-long event which takes place in a foreign location
This year it will be the breathtaking South of France that will host a group of 30 participants between the 11th and 18th August 2008.
The Ability Challenge is not just any regular challenge. The participants have various levels of physical abilities and amongst them are some who have a physical disability such as Spina Bifida, Polio, Hearing Loss, and Lower Limb Amputation. Five teams will embark on this challenge and each team will include a person with a physical disability as well as five non-disabled individuals of different age, sex and physical strength.
Each participant has taken the commitment to attend all training sessions which have begun in May 2008 in preparation for the event. Participants are presently undergoing supervised training at the Iasis Fitness Centre gym and indoor pool, as well as organised outdoor training such as abseiling, climbing, canoeing and trekking around the island. In the meantime, participants have been raising funds to cover their participation costs in order to make this event possible.