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Aug 7, 2020

Live Videos & Book Giveaways!

Life on Wheels - Arabic Edition
Life on Wheels - Arabic Edition

Dear Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers and supporters,

Thanks to your generous donations we were able to offer needed physical, psychological and social empowering services to our beneficiaries. Starting from providing tutorials on how to become physically independent to peer counseling sessions that foster healthy attitude towards one’s challenge and finally to helping couples achieve their dreams of having a baby! Click here to know more about Bliss.

As part of our efforts to empower wheelchair users in Egypt, we started a series of live videos on our facebook page. Each one of these live videos discusses a chapter of Gary Karp’s “Life on Wheels”. Life on Wheels is primarily a guidebook for those with mobility issues, offering practical information on how to:

  • Adapt your home
  • Choose a wheelchair
  • Start a family
  • Take care of your body and much more!

At the end of the series there will be book copies giveaways to those who follow the videos and answer the questions at the end of each video.

Two of our beneficiaries were working on that book adaptation to Arabic to make it culture appropriate and reviewed the book’s translation to make sure it’s easy to understand.

We also have been working on an accessibility app for a while now click here to know more and it’ll be launched soon. We’ll share more about it in our next report!

We would like to thank every one of you for your support. We urge you to continue supporting our cause and staying loyal donors to our cause through subscribing to a monthly recurring donation option. That will help wheelchair users in Egypt be more confident and accomplished. Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

https://www.facebook.com/AlhassanFDN/

Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Accessibility App - Sneak Preview
Accessibility App - Sneak Preview
Jun 25, 2020

Healthy Upbringing

Nour Playing
Nour Playing

Dear Alhassan donors, supporters, and believers,

Thank you for donating to the Egyptian Kids on Wheels project. Your donations play a major role in changing kids’ lives. Helping kids developing a positive and healthy attitude towards their physical challenge is the first step on the road of success. In this project, we offer many services:

1-     Sports programs in 6 different sports and numerous art workshops.

2-     A customized wheelchair that fits the injury and needs of each kid.

3-     Physical and psychological rehabilitation.

4-     Recreational events and awareness campaigns throughout the year.

5-     Making their schools and homes accessible.

All these services contribute in shaping healthy kids who embrace their challenge and find a way to shine and prove that they’re just as capable as their peers. They gain the confidence they need through, for example, having a hobby that they excel at or finding themselves able to move independently using a light-weight wheelchair that fits their dimensions.

Our efforts in raising social awareness over the past 7 years are projected in having more physically-challenged kids pursing their education at schools instead of involuntary homeschooling or no education at all! Our “kids on wheels” now are more confident than ever, they believe that with hard work and dedication they will achieve their dreams.

Nour is one of our future stars! She is outgoing and has a lot of energy. Due to COVID-19 breakout, she has been spending all her time at home. She spent the quarantine time learning new recipes and she has been competing against other kids in her age in cooking contests. Nour was missing going out in the fresh air though so her mom took her out and she was so excited to run on her wheelchair. Nour also applied to our sports program and she will start training as soon as health restrictions are lifted.

Thank you dear donors for your donations; your support is what enables us in our mission so we urge you to continue supporting our cause and stay loyal donors to our cause through subscribing to a monthly recurring donation option. That will help kids in a wheelchair in Egypt to be more confident and accomplished.


Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

https://www.facebook.com/AlhassanFDN/
 
Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Nour on her Wheels
Nour on her Wheels
Kids Gathering
Kids Gathering
Jun 12, 2020

Wheel Your Way to Success!

Noura on her Wheelchair
Noura on her Wheelchair

Dear Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers & supporters,

We hope you’re all safe and sound during this tough time.

Despite these latest events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re committed to serving our beneficiaries while taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and the safety of our beneficiaries. Since 80% of Alhassan employees are wheelchair users, we know how essential these wheelchairs are to wheelers and we did our best in order to deliver as promised. Thanks to your donations we were able to deliver 35 customized wheelchairs during the past 3 months. That number is significantly less than what we usually achieve. It’s mainly because we experienced a serious fall in donations in the light of recent global events.

These customized wheelchairs are tailor-made for each case based on his/her weight, height, health condition and needs. It’s made with medically approved materials, and components. It’s also provided with cushions to resist pressure sores & any possible skin irritations. Using customized wheelchairs made wheelers’ daily lives so much easier; consequently, that boosted their self-esteem and physical independence.

Noura is a 19-years-old lady who has Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones). Against all those who doubted her and her abilities, she chose to study the scientific curriculum during high school and was admitted in the Faculty of Science as she desired, not only that, she also got straight A’s during her first semester proving that being physically challenged doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream.

Noura states that she’s proud of her achievements and that having an easy-to-move wheelchair made her life easier and enabled her to be less dependent on her mom and more capable of fulfilling the goals she set for herself.


We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support. We urge you to continue supporting our cause and stay loyal donors to our cause by subscribing to a monthly recurring donation option. That will help wheelchair users in Egypt be more confident and accomplished. Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

https://www.facebook.com/AlhassanFDN/

Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

 

Light-weight Customized Wheelchair
Light-weight Customized Wheelchair
Wheelchairs Delivered 2013-2019
Wheelchairs Delivered 2013-2019
 
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