For its first participation in One Team, French club JL Bourg En Bresse is working with the Institut des Jeunes Sourds, part of the AFIS Association which support local people who suffer from deafness.
One of the participants is a 13-year-old profoundly deaf boy called Adam, and One Team Educator Julie Berchoux explained that the project has helped him learn how to integrate: “He has a lot of difficulties with social codes. The One Team project helped Adam to grow up, including being part of a group with teammates he did not know.”
The club also has produced a video showing the impact of the project, including Adam teaching us a few basketball words in sign language. See if you can learn them!
One Team, supported by Turkish Airlines as the One Team Founding Patron and with the collaboration of Special Olympics as Proud Partner, uses basketball to achieve meaningful social impact in our communities across Europe and is supported by every club in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup.
Since its founding in 2012, the One Team program has already helped more than 22,000 participants through its various team-focused projects.