More than 80 Para-athletics and powerlifting athletes, coaches and technical officials, from 14 African countries, gathered in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for a three-day workshop and training camp.
The event included a "Proud Paralympian" workshop led by Sierra Leone's George Wyndham and Rwanda's Jean Baptiste Murema.
Wyndham was the only athlete from his country to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where he participated in the table tennis competition.
Murema is a former sitting volleyball Olympian from London 2012 who is now the President of the National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda.
The Proud Paralympian programme is designed to support athletes' development on the field of play, as well as individuals and active citizens.
The workshop taught attendees about the history of the Paralympic Movement and the sports they participate in.
Interacting with the media was among other topics covered, along with human rights in the context of ability, ethics, athlete health and well-being.
"It was a great and very emotional day [at the workshop]," said Wyndham.
"Athletes who participated at the workshop were so happy to [learn about the movement] that they showed the interest to have workshops also held in their countries in the future."
A total of 49 international and 32 local participants were involved in the courses.
The sport technical course and training camp focused on the skills and strength of the athletes to help prepare them for future national and international events.