These incredible supporters are deeply involved in sports trainings and competitions, from logistical help at the events to cheering in the stands for their athletes. They meet monthly to discuss issues concerning families and athletes and organize picnics for members.
The group also looks after the health and well being of its athletes. There are regular clinic sessions ranging from medical issues, to physical fitness and nutrition, to emotional well-being. The athletes also may attend grooming and speech therapy sessions
In the longer-term, FSN is reaching out to athletes and families at the local level to form new networks and have begun coordinating the Young Athletes program targeting 2-7 year-old children. Plus, Mrs. Lakhani says that an annual National FSN Summit is in the works.
The group’s prolific activities are a result of a grant from Mattel, plus local donations to Special Olympics Pakistan.