Fusen (Balloon) Volleyball
There are many people with disabilities living in Japan. Many are not able to travel, go to school, or find work due to the challenges posed by their disabilities.
Some, with more serious disabilities, are confined to either institutions or their homes. Many of those who have disabilities face challenges that make it difficult to realize their dreams.
Since the International Year of Disabled Persons was established in 1981, a variety of events have been held, and programs established with a goal of promoting and bettering the lives of those living with disabilities. We would like to help make the International Year of Disabled Persons’ theme "Full participation and Equal opportunity" come true.
Regardless of whether or not a person has a disability, "We all have the right to live one’s own life!"
We all want to live our own lives to the fullest.
However, currently, it is often difficult for people with disabilities to do so. We need to inform more people about the lives people with disabilities live and to consider how we must change our society so that the theme can become a reality.
What can we do?
Having thought about what we could do, we came up with the idea of "Fusen (balloon) Volleyball." Fusen Volleyball is a sport that both people with disabilities and those without can enjoy together.
Our dream is to promote this wonderful sport, which can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of a person’s abilities.
Disabilities should not limit anyone’s ability to participate in sports. Through sport, we wish to help create a world where we can all live together.
By introducing this sport to our society, we'd like to help people with disabilities become more integrated with mainstream society. This can be achieved by the sport’s ability to encourage interaction between those with disabilities and those without.
We would also like to help the community of people living with disabilities grow and strengthen by creating links with local societies, institutions, and organizations throughout Japan.
We hope our sport will help our dream come true…
We are now looking for the people who will:
participate in the game as players, judges, or staff
provide financial support/aid
help us promote our sport
First and foremost, join us and enjoy “Fusen Volleyball!”
It will be fun!