Malawi’s first Paralympian featured on the BBC

September 2016

Paralympian Taonere Banda on a beach

Malawi’s first Paralympian, Taonere Banda, has featured in a video news story on the BBC website.

Taonere was supported by Sightsavers, the International Paralympic Committee and the Malawian government to attend the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Taonere gained a lot of attention during her 1500m race in the T13 category for visually impaired runners and, although the race didn’t go as well as she’d hoped, she has made a huge impact in Malawi, inspiring other young people with disabilities.

See the BBC news story

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