Aug 30, 2020

Alhassan Passionate Athletes

Mohamed - Swimming Champ
Mohamed - Swimming Champ

Dear Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers and supporters,

Hope you’re all safe and sound.

Sports and Arts project is one of our core projects; it offers an outlet for wheelchair users to socialize and learn new skills while maintaining their physical and mental health.

Thanks to your generous donations and support during the past 3 years, we were able to serve a total of 178 beneficiaries – males and females of all age groups – throughout Egypt in our Sports and Arts project and we scored a total of 290 medals!

The sports and arts activities are currently very limited due to regulations enforced after the COVID-19 crises. Some of our athletes are trying very hard to find an alternative to overcome this by seeking individual trainings and/or practice their daily workout at home to stay healthy and in shape and encourage others to do the same. Here’s a video of Mohamed, our young champion, enjoying his time in pool and doing what he loves the most, swimming, after spending months away from it during quarantine

We currently have a waiting list of all beneficiaries who are interested in pursuing a new hobby and leading an active life. We will gradually resume our activities – within allowed – taking all procedures and measures to ensure the safety of our staff and beneficiaries.

Alhassan employees are now working at full-power from office in order to serve all beneficiaries whom were assigned to our various projects during quarantine.

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. :)

Accessories Workshop for Kids
Accessories Workshop for Kids
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
 
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