Almanarah believes that joint sporting activity is a way of understanding the other, of accepting them, of living together, and of increasing social affiliation.
As part of the Bicycle for Two project, AlManarah trains teenagers to ride a tandem bike and volunteer for cycling groups that include people with disabilities. It should be noted that tandem biking is a sport in which people with blindness get the tremendous experience of riding a bicycle with the assistance of a visually more capable individual, who rides ahead.
Bicycle for Two is an approved program on the green track in the Department of Education’s educational programs database (program no. 6515).
Our target population is primarily teenagers age 12-17 — including teens with disabilities and disabilities. Our work maintains homogeneous age groups to increase dialogue accessibility within peer groups.
- Promoting leadership values and social change among youth
- Encouraging dialogue between disabled and non-disabled youth.
- Encouraging youth collaboration to promote sporting activities for people with disabilities.
- Encouraging teens to inculcate sports as a tenant of a healthy lifestyle.
- Encouraging youth to volunteer for people with disabilities.
- Incorporate youth with and without disabilities into the various activities of formal and informal education.
- Recruit youth both with and without disabilities into joint activities within the program.
- Increase the level of volunteering among youth for people with disabilities and for society at various institutions and organizations.
- Initiate outdoor sports activities for people with disabilities and non-disabilities through tandem cycling.
- Provide tools and skills for leadership development and community engagement.