MONDAYJANUARY 22 2018: The Special Olympics of Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) in partnership with the Digicel Foundation, hosted a SOfit workout session for the students of the Lady Hochoy School, in Cocorite.
The SOFit session is part of an overall Health and Wellness Programme launched in September 2017. SOFit is designed to improve and encourage healthy lifestyles for persons with special needs, their families and caregivers. The Programme acquaints the participants on physical activity, weight management, balanced meals, and general health and wellness.
During the interactive session facilitated by SOTT’s coach and coordinator of the Programme, Ms. Innocents Hamilton, the children learnt how to strengthen their abdominal and upper body muscles, through the use of resistance bands.
In addition, the youngsters had fun when they participated in the Agility Skills segment, which incorporated hand-eye coordination and swiftness exercises.
Other Special Needs schools to benefit from the SOFit Health and Wellness Programme this year are the Goodwill Industries, National Centre for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), Lady Hochoy School Penal and the Tobago School for the Deaf, Speech and Language Impaired.
The Digicel Foundation has invested TT$101,000 into this initiative, which runs for an academic year.