oa Mosenodi - A survey of recreational facilities in Southern Botswana s chool s for children with disabilities



This study surveys the existing recreational facilities in Southern Botswana schools for children with disabilities. All the 14 schools for individuals with disabilities in Southern Botswana were used for the study. The recreational facilities considered included archery, bowling and goal ball facilities, swimming pools, badminton, basketball, handball, net-ball, tennis and volleyball courts, soccer and softball pitches. Using the statistic for the test for significance of proportions, at 0.05 alpha level, it was observed that the proportion of archery, bowling and goal-ball facilities; badminton, handball, net-ball and tennis courts and softball pitches in the schools were not significantly provided for by the schools' managements. However, the proportion of basketball and volleyball courts, soccer pitches, swimming pools and table tennis boards provided were not significantly different from the 0.5 (50%) chosen as the expected proportion. Hence these were accepted as having been adequately provided for. The researchers recommend assistance from individuals, non-governmental organisations and the government of the Republic of Botswana for the provision of more recreational facilities for these children with special needs.


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