Deaf Sport left in the cold

Left out: The Deaf Sport team that competed in Kenya back in 2019
Left out: The Deaf Sport team that competed in Kenya back in 2019

The Botswana Deaf Sport Federation is battling to stay afloat as the sports body is running on a zero budget after its fund request was rejected.

In October 2022, the Deaf Sport wrote a letter to the Paralympic Association of Botswana (PASSOBO) requesting funding for an annual general meeting and the deaf sport leadership training.

PASSOBO rejected the request informing the federation that it had exhausted funds for 2022-2023 as per its planned activities. PASSOBO secretary-general, Sekwena Ngwato reminded the Deaf Sport through a letter that a meeting between the two organisations failed on numerous occasions due to other commitments.

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