Vodafone Qatar announced that its World of Difference sponsored programme, Freestyle Aquatics, will launch the Doha Dive Challenge on the Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October 2012.
The Freestyle Aquatics Doha Dive Challenge will take place at the American School of Doha and is ran by Kathleen Bates, who has been working with the physically disabled for the past 15 years. The challenge is customized for the physically disabled aged 8 years and above.
For those that are interested in participating in Doha Dive Challenge, please contact Freestyle Aquatics on: www.facebook.com/freestyleacquatics2012.
“There are many benefits to participating in a programme of this kind. Physically, participants will experience relief of pain and muscle spasms, they will enjoy improved flexibility, balance and agility. Mentally participating can provide a true sense of accomplishment and help develop or improve self-esteem & self-confidence. Socially, these activities can help participants overcome stereotypes and can integrate them into their peer groups as equals. For many people, being active and in the water can be LIFE CHANGING!,” said Kathleen Bates.
Freestyle Aquatics was founded and is run by Kathleen Bates who has been working with the physically disabled for the past 15 years in active/outdoor recreational settings. She has 13 years collective diving & teaching experience, and she is a professional snorkelling and scuba diving instructor with certification from three international accredited agencies from Europe, Asia and the United States. She is the only certified handicapped scuba instructor in Qatar and only one of two female adaptive instructors in the GCC.
World of Difference is an initiative part of ‘Better World’, Vodafone Qatar’s corporate social responsibility strategy. It is a unique flagship project and a first in Qatar in which Vodafone Qatar gives people the opportunity to receive funding for 12 months to undertake projects to help the community in Qatar. The World of Difference is an annual programme, and applications for the 2013 World of Difference will open in early November 2012. For more information on Better World, visit www.facebook.com/VFQABetterWorld and for more information on Freestyle Aquatics please visit www.facebook.com/freestyleaquatics2012.
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