Universitas Tarumanagara (Untar) has been appointed to be the host for the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) training. This event is held by the Counseling Centre and Psychology Consultation of Untar, in collaboration with Special Olympic Indonesia (SOIna). The training is held for 2 days on 17-18 December 2016 at Untar, Jl. S. Parman Jakarta and opened by the Rector of Untar, Prof. Dr. Agustinus Purna Irawan, on Saturday (17/12) at Untar. This year marks the fifth year for Untar to be the host of APLs.
SOIna is the only organization recognized by the government and accredited by Special Olympics Internation (SOI) to supervise and organize trainings and sport competitions for the mentally disabled citizens. ALPs is a program that provides opportunity for the mentally disabled people to create a positive social relationship though the basic leadership training. At this event, 25 athletes will be recruited and involved as ALPs personnel. Those athletes are expected to be the speakers and volunteers in the special Olympic. They will play an important role in giving inputs on management and conveying global message of the Special Olympic.
One of the attendees is Stephanie Handojo, the ambassador of SOIna, who participates in the training to encourage the participants. She is one of SOIna’s athletes that has been successfully won 2 gold medals in swimming in the 7th Special Olympic in 2009 in Singapore. (PA/AS)