May 28, 2020

Support Wheelers Financially Weather Tough Times

Alhassan Employees on Wheels
Alhassan Employees on Wheels

Dear Alhassan donors, supporters, and believers,

Our “Source of Income” project branches into 2 subprojects: employment and SMEs. Through these two subprojects, we were able to achieve financial independence to our beneficiaries; enable them to be bread earners NOT a burden.

Given the rough times, we’ve been all going through due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeking your support to be able to survive this tough time and cover the operational expenses and salaries of our employees, who are mostly wheelchair users, while working from home. Your donation will help us continue serving wheelers across Egypt and financially weather the hard time we’re all going through. In the last period, we pay more than $10,000 monthly salaries and over $38,000 operational expenses.

We’re trying to offer our beneficiaries services to support them during this tough time. As a result, we collaborated with an online academy “E3ml Business” that offers occupational skills and soft skills training in Arabic. We used our database and ERP system to search and filter through our beneficiaries to find who is currently looking for a job. These types of skills, the academy offers, give applicants an edge and make them strong candidates to pursue the job they want.

Before quarantine, we were able to hire 24 beneficiaries in different reputable entities in Egypt. One of them is Esraa who now works at the operations department in one of Egypt’s reputable banks. We’re also currently networking with different entities to employ our qualified beneficiaries in suitable jobs. Some are already accepted in these jobs and will be employed after quarantine is over.                                                                                                                  

We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support. We urge you to continue supporting our cause and stay our enthusiastic donor through subscribing to a monthly recurring donation which will help to secure more funds to help wheelchair users in Egypt be financially independent.

If you have any job opportunities or know someone who can help with employment please don’t hesitate to contact us at source.income@alhassan-fdn.org


Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

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

Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Esraa in her New Office
Esraa in her New Office
Training Initiative
Training Initiative
May 7, 2020

Remember, Corona Hits All!

"Remember, COVID-19 Hits All" Campaign
"Remember, COVID-19 Hits All" Campaign

Dear Alhassan donors, supporters and believers,

As you all already know, the world is facing the threat of the coronavirus and we all need to work together to fight that pandemic and flatten the curve. That can be done by raising people’s awareness on how they can protect themselves and others by sharing some tips and techniques that can effectively lower the infection rate.

As a foundation that serves wheelchair users, we shared on all of our platforms tips on how people can protect themselves and keep their wheelchairs – which they are in constant contact with – clean.

Furthermore, in cooperation with various NGOs, we are working on a campaign called “Remember, COVID-19 Hits All!”. Under that hashtag, NGOs are providing content that helps differently-abled people protect themselves against the Covid-19 pandemic. Since every person face different challenges and has different needs, we collaborated to provide infographics – in Arabic – that instructs people how to protect themselves.

We shared the content we already made for wheelchair users and we made an extra post for people who use different assistive devices like canes or crutches. That post offered tips on how to keep their assistive devices clean to prevent picking up infections through them.

These tips were based on a survey we made for our employees (wheelchair users) and our beneficiaries. These posts caught the attention of the public in general and challenged people in particular since there wasn’t such content available in Arabic.

Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives.

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 on wheelchair 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. :)

Tips on How to Keep Assistive Devices Clean
Tips on How to Keep Assistive Devices Clean
Tips on How to Keep the Wheelchair Clean
Tips on How to Keep the Wheelchair Clean
May 4, 2020

Revive Wheelchair Basketball Sport in Egypt!

Alhassan Playing with his University Team
Alhassan Playing with his University Team

Dear Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers and supporters,

We have some very exciting news we want to share! We’re launching Alhassan Academy for Wheelchair Basketball. Our objective is to revive this competitive and amusing sport in Egypt.

According to our research, here are some facts:

  • There are only 6 wheelchair basketball teams in Egypt.
  • The average age of players is 35+.
  • NO male teams below 23.
  • NO female teams at all.

In order to achieve our objective, we prepared a two-year action plan to promote this sport and we took steps in it. We shared infographics on all our social media platforms to raise awareness about this sport and to attract players, with different levels of physical injuries, to join Alhassan Academy. We already started recruiting players – men, women & kids – who are interested in being a part of this team sport. We want to have the FIRST female team and the FIRST youth team for wheelchair basketball in Egypt. We believe we can revive this sport and concerned parties believe so as well given our success record and medals.

There will be some challenges but we are going to face them head-on in order to achieve our objective and we need your support, dear donor, in order to make it happen.

As for our other activities in this project, we’ve suspended all training sessions and arts workshops due to the recent COVID-19 crises and we’ll resume full-power after the crises is over. Our young athletes can’t wait to get back on track and play the sports they love, they share with us some videos of their workouts at home to stay healthy and encourage others to do the same. Click here to watch Hassan doing his daily workout from home.

Stay home Stay safe. Save lives.

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. :)

Announcement and Recruitment Post
Announcement and Recruitment Post
Infographic Explaining Rules & Raising Awareness
Infographic Explaining Rules & Raising Awareness
 
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