Student and teacher of the Physical Education course at Bahiana participate in an exchange program at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Center

The experience took place in October, in the city of São Paulo.


6th semester student Mateus Bonfim Ribeiro and teacher Lélia Lessa from the Physical Education course participated in an exchange program at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Center (CTPB), from October 10th to 14th.

The Brazilian Paralympic Training Center has indoor and outdoor sports facilities that host training, competitions, exchanges of athletes and national teams in 15 Paralympic modalities. "Going to CTPB was a gigantic experience. I met people with a very high level of knowledge, they insisted on including me in the daily tasks! I also learned a lot with unusual technology, it's another reality", says Mateus.

According to Professor Lélia Lessa, the visit to the Brazilian Paralympic Center was a very important moment for expanding and obtaining knowledge. “We had the opportunity to get to know a little about the preparation of Paralympic athletes and the fantastic physical and human structure of the center. In addition, we were able to provide our students who did not go, the knowledge and “experience” from photos, videos and reports of those who were there. These attitudes are important for the massification of Paralympic sport among our students and in Brazil”.

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