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Nigeria Blind Sport Association (NBSA) was founded in 2014 and registered with RC: 122235 for the purpose of improving the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. That year blind and visually impaired athletes was limited only to track and field sport. As a result of this a group of national leaders, educators and coaches of the visually impaired met to discuss the need for an association to structure, promote and sponsor competitions for people who are blind and visually impaired throughout Nigeria by intrudes new sports like football,goalball,judo, powerlifting and more.
Today, NBSA has evolved into a national association that provides sports opportunities to thousands of children, youth, adults and veterans who are blind and visually impaired.
NBSA programs serve athletes of all ages and abilities from local grassroots programs to the elite Paralympic level.
NBSA is association that provides life-enriching sports opportunities for every individual with a visual impairment. A member of the Nigeria Olympic Committee and International Blind Sport Association (IBSA), We provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but not limited to track and field, football, judo, goalball, wrestling, swimming, powerlifting (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired). Sports opportunities allow people who are blind and visually impaired to develop independence through competition, without unnecessary restrictions. Like sighted people, the blind can share in the thrill of victory and the reality of defeat.
In addition to providing people who are blind and visually impaired with athletic opportunities, the second part of NBSA’s mission is to change society’s negative stereotypes concerning the abilities of blind people as well as other disabled individuals. Combating stereotypes is achieved by both educating the public through various media avenues as well as by training athletes to enter schools and community organizations to directly address disability issues.
Nigeria Blind Sport Association empowers Nigerians who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation.
Every Nigerians who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.
We respect and honor the inherent value and the contributions of people who are blind and visually impaired.
We conduct our business transparently, honestly, and ethically.We are deeply dedicated to the potential of each person who is blind or visually impaired involved with NBSA to realize his or her aspirations.
We are committed to welcoming individuals from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences, regardless of disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and age.