The Organization of Persons with Muscular Dystrophy of Kosovo (OPMDK) gathered people with special needs from throughout Kosovo in a competition that included chess, street ball, ping pong and wheelchair races. The competition created a space for having fun and meeting new friends.
“I feel very good,” said Fatime Gerguraj, a participant. “I like the games a lot. Also, this is very good for us because we are meeting new friends.”
Since participants came from diverse cities, the competition provided an opportunity for them to socialize, as well as to become involved in various sports.
“I myself have special needs, and I think this enabled effective organizing,” said Resmije Rrahmani from OPMDK. “I don’t like it when people without disabilities organize these types of events because they don’t understand our needs in the same way that we understand each other. When we organize something, I plan everything because I have the same problems that others face with stairs, bathrooms and transportation.”
In the end, OPMDK recognized the winners and persons who support OPMDK.