Our objective is to provide a new, and much needed outlet for people suffering from visual impairment in Estonia. The need for this consists of two parts: providing a new outlet for sports, teamwork and entertainment for people suffering from visual impairment, while also focusing on raising awareness on the subject matter.
While we found that at international level blind football has already been popularized and has a pretty strong base for it, our current outlets for sports in disabled people in Estonia is very limited, and the need for such activity is paramount. Thus our specific objective is to work with The Estonian Union for blind people, Tallinn Helen School and Football Club Tallinna Kalev on building a lasting co-operative event based structure.
As Estonia is a small country by its population, and that leaves our participation pool quite narrow, our plan heavily depends on those numbers. Our plan is that those events will very much rely on the participation of people, who currently are not visually impaired, but will get to experience the game from their standpoint.
Thus, our idea is to focus on raising awareness to the subject matter by hosting blind football to people and teams, who are not visually impaired, but will get to experience that through a blindfold. We believe that this technique will help us bring more focus on the subject matter, while also providing people with a very fun and new outlet for sports.
We propose on hosting a tournament based event, where teams of both disabled and blindfolded people will take part. That format will allow us to work with our previously mentioned partner on finding teams, while also building a new network of people. That, ultimately, will allow us to hold these events regularly, which in turn will popularize the event and assist us in our goal to raise awareness in the subject matter.