DETERMINATION HAS NO DISABILITY!
The Cambodian women’s wheelchair basketball team are determined to compete in the 2020 Paralympics games in Tokyo, Japan.
But being in a wheelchair means they don’t have access to indoor sports facilities. The team can only train outdoors, at the mercy of the scorching sun and heavy rain.
How you can help ?
Help us crowdfund 95,000 US dollars for the building of a roof to cover the outdoor basketball court in Battambang so the team can train whenever they want and qualify for the 2020 Paralympics.
Join the team by donating now, and share with your colleagues, family and friends!
Your solidarity is their strength!
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION BE USED
- USD 5,400 for pre-installation work
- USD 48,600 to purchase and transport the construction materials
- USD 36,000 to build the roof over the basketball court
- USD 5,000 to install floodlights for night training
If we don’t reach the target amount, your contribution will still go to this incredible team of women to improve their training conditions.
ចំពោះអ្នកដែលរស់នៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជា អាចបរិច្ចាគបានដោយប្រើប្រាស់គណនី Wing
គណនី Wing ៖ 02680217
ស្ថាប័ន ៖ ICRC
នៅពេលដែលអ្នកបរិច្ចាគតាមគណនី Wing សូមប្រាប់ពីឈ្មោះរបស់អ្នក និងអ៊ីម៉ែលក្នុងប្រអប់ «Reference» ដើម្បីឲ្យយើងអាចដឹងថាអ្នកបរិច្ចាគជាអ្នកណា និងអាចផ្ដល់បច្ចុប្បន្នភាពនៃគម្រោងនេះដល់អ្នកដែលបានបរិច្ចាគទាំងអស់ឲ្យបានដឹង។
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES
Who are they?
The women’s wheelchair basketball team has 22 players (between 22 and 35 years of age). They are mothers, students, professionals.
Among them, a few are landmine survivors, while the others suffer from cerebral palsy or had polio owing to a lack of vaccination programmes in the country.
They all have to overcome great obstacles, often on a daily basis, because of their disability.
How basketball change their lives?
After joining the wheelchair basketball team, the women felt their lives had improved. Playing basketball has empowered them. Not only have they gained more self-confidence, but they also become athletes.
Thanks to their incredible determination, the Cambodia women’s team qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games. Their dream is now to compete in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
About the country
The ICRC has been working in Cambodia for the past 50 years. It has carried out a wide range of activities in line with our mandate under the Geneva Conventions. After the Khmer Rouge regime fell in 1979, the ICRC helped rebuild and restore the country. Many of the country’s 650,000 disabled people have lost limbs to landmines and face difficulties reintegrating into society. In the last 25 years, the ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centres in Kampong Speu and Battambang provinces have treated more than 210,000 patients. The ICRC’s goal is to create a self-sustaining system for physical rehabilitation in Cambodia.
Update 1 : Highlights on Asian Para Games 2018
November 7, 2018
The Cambodian Women’s wheelchair basketball team distinguished itself during the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia by an outstanding determination.
Although they did not reach the play-off, they showed that they were capable of competing against the greatest female wheelchair basketball teams in the world. You can find all the results here.
The team has now a solid motivation to train as hard as they can to qualify for the 2020 Paralympics Games in Tokyo.
Update 2 : Let's boost the campaign!
November 14, 2018
Already 20 days since the beginning of the ICRC Crowdfunding campaign in Cambodia but only $1,136 have been raised so far.
With the delegation based in Cambodia, we are actively working to increase visibility on this campaign.
If you want to take part in it and help us more, sharing this message to your colleagues and friends can be a great way to make this meaningful project better known.
Simple posts on Facebook and Twitter can also significantly boost the campaign (see example below).
Each one of us can make a difference, together we make a change for the women’s wheelchair basketball team.
Many thanks to all of you !
Project link : https://crowdfunding.icrc.org/project/15/details
Project video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq-IckCFd7E
Example of post for social media :
The Cambodian women’s wheelchair #basketball team has 22 players. They are mothers, students, professionals. Among them, a few are landmine survivors. Join @ICRC today on www.crowdfunding.icrc.org and contribute to make their dream comes true. #Battambang #Paralympics
Update 3 : 20 extra days to make their dreams come true
December 10, 2018
Just a quick message to inform you that the ICRC Crowdfunding campaign in Cambodia will be extended until the end of the month.
The support we are looking for is materializing now so we are giving 20 more days to the campaign to raise more funds for the Cambodian women wheelchair basketball team.
They remain strongly determined to train for the Paralympics 2020 and to prove that women with disability can fight stigmatization and exclusion on a basketball court.
If we don’t reach the target amount, all contributions will still go to this incredible team of women to improve their training conditions.
So please continue to spread the word around the campaign link with your friends and colleagues by sharing the link below on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Thank you very much to all of you for your solidarity and great support.
The iCRC Crowdfunding Team
UPDATE 4 : A BIG THANK YOU
February 1, 2019
The ICRC Crowdfunding campaign in Cambodia being now closed, it is with regret that we have to inform that the target amount has not been reached.
We would like to sincerely thank all of you who have contributed to this superb adventure.
Despite this result, the campaign has greatly participated in raising awareness and support for the Cambodian Women’s wheelchair basketball team.
It has demonstrated that at a local and international level, sport can truly help changing society’s perception on people with disability.
Today, the team is more motivated than ever to continue to train for the upcoming competition.
The funds raised being insufficient for the construction of an outdoor structure as planned, it has been jointly decided by the ICRC in Cambodia and the team to use the amount raised to offer the players the chance to participate in a training camp taking place in Thailand in March 2019.
This camp involving the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) will be the occasion for the team to improve and train in a professional sport environment. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.
If in the meantime you have any questions please make sure to get in touch. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for trusting ICRC.
The ICRC Crowdfunding Team