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Martial Arts Empowerment
“We kick, punch, elbow strike…” And the teachers at this summer camp encourage it.
Many children with developmental disabilities need encouragement. They often feel different and isolated. That’s why Richmond Committee on Disability has created a martial arts summer camp program that gives children an opportunity to punch through the barriers connected with disabilities.
The program empowers children with special needs to live independently and it provides social support to their families.
The summer camp is a place where they learn the value of friendship and teamwork. Support from Vancouver Foundation, for the last seven years, has enabled the Richmond Committee on Disability to accept more children into the program, and transform disabilities into abilities.
(Originally aired: 2007)