Project “Minigolf for the Blind” gets international attention
Introduced to the public in June last year, in the final of the Ilídio Pinho Foundation “Science in the School” award, the “Minigolf for the Blind” project has a simple goal: to enable visually impaired people to play Minigolf.
Distinguished among more than 900 projects, the action developed by the Group of Schools José Estêvão, Aveiro, intends to awaken the dialogue for the importance of social inclusion, while at the same time developing the capacities of its students.
The project that already earned an honorable mention to the José Estêvão Secondary School by the hand of the President of the Republic Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has now been introduced to fellow Lions from various European countries during his visit to the city of Aveiro.
Belgium, Cyprus, Poland and Russia, it was the countries represented that took the opportunity to get a closer look at the “Minigolf for the Blind” project in the area of the Aveiro school.
Supported by the Costa Nova Minigolf Club in all logistics, and by Lusogolfe for the development of lanes and other game accessories, it is possible to follow its development on the project page.
The “Minigolf for the Blind” project will also give place to the 1st National Minigolf for the Blind Tournament, an event of the 2018 Minigolf Summit, which will take place from May 19 to 29 in Costa Nova.