Ketty’s story

Ketty, 16, was born blind and has always felt she is treated differently, even within her own family. She is one of eight children and is the only member to have a visual impairment. 

Since I joined International Inspiration, I now have more confidence to make decisions for myself

She attends St Francis School for the Blind in the Sokoto district of Uganda. Her school has been involved in International Inspiration, the legacy programme from the London 2012 Olympic Games, which aimed to enrich the lives of millions of young people in schools and communities across the world by engaging them in sport.

Training delivered at her school through International Inspiration has empowered her to see sport as an inclusive tool and given her the confidence to lead and co-ordinate activities. 

“Since I joined International Inspiration, I now have more confidence to make decisions for myself. Being blind means I’m unable to do what most people can, but I am still able.”

A talented distance runner herself, Ketty has taken on what she’s learnt through International Inspiration and has been working to promote the benefits of PE, sport and play and hopes to develop more inclusive activities for visually impaired young people. She has been involved with organising sports matches for other visually impaired young people and has encouraged spectators to come along and learn about these adapted sports. 

"I’m now confident in doing anything and I don’t complain. I’m able to speak without fear.”