Mar 5, 2018

Rise Up Ocuppational Therapy Awareness Campaign!

Occupational Therapy Session
Occupational Therapy Session

Dear all Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers & supporters,

Thank you our loyal donor; you helped us launch an awareness campaign to educate wheelchair users in Egypt about Rise Up Occupational Therapy sessions that we are preparing to offer this year. We encouraged all wheelchair users in Egypt to apply and we planned to organize and classify all their information & needs to allocate the proper sessions for them.

We are currently seeking for collaboration & partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt to Co-sponsor this program so we will be able to offer these occupational therapy session to a wide range of wheelchair users in Egypt from all ages and backgrounds. During the past few months your contribution helped us to prepare for launching an Arabic version of the very impactful book “Life on Wheels”. This book will be as a personal guide for wheelchair users on how to cope with their new life circumstances after their spinal cord injury. It won’t only help those who are recently suffered any mobility issues, but also will help those who were born paraplegic.

We distributed tens of CDs for free to assist wheelchair users to learn how to adapt to their new life efficiently. Through these 27 episodes included in each CD that our beneficiaries hold in their hand, every wheelchair user can practice all these techniques to be physically independent, and live their life as they want without permanent assistance.


When we first announced launching this program on our Facebook page, we noticed high interest in our members’ comments and how they are eager to know more about it and participate in such training. Not only that, but also many of them asked for special requests to manage sessions about certain needs such as how to be able to sit on the wheelchair again after falling or stumbling over any obstacle in the street without needing assistance, and many other suggestions. We promised to manage such sessions and produce episodes about it and add them to the new version of our CD series, but we really want to direct more funds to such initiative that’s why we need your support.
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 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. :)

CD & book
CD & book
Mar 5, 2018

We choose to walk the talk and set the model!

80% wheelchair users
80% wheelchair users

Dear all Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers & supporters,

It’s our pleasure to announce that we decided to set the model for others to replicate. Consequently we proved that we Walk the Talk through hiring wheelchair users as majority in our employees from the 1st day not just a minority as we used to see in workplaces.

Not only that, but also 50% of our founders are wheelchair users that’s why we believe in wheelchair users’ potential with a deep faith in their skill sets and proficiency. We chose the best of the best to hire because they will be firstly efficient, and secondly can feel what their peers suffer from in their everyday life through dealing with inaccessible governmental facilities or trying to support their families and secure a decent job. They can serve with all their heart and they won’t save any effort to help. Also when a newly wheelchair user see these vibrant employees working on their wheelchairs, he/she will take them as their role model for real change that starts from within.

We are proud to tell you that we are effectively changing minds and facing stereotypes. Through the other 7 projects that we provide to support and improve wheelchair users’ lives in Egypt, we change the misconception of dealing with wheelchair users as disabled persons. We initiated the first diverse choir & musical band in Egypt. This band include abled performers along with PWDs especially wheelchair users. They had the first public concert a few months ago, and it was SUCCESS! So they got invited in several TV shows in Egypt to prove to the whole society that they CAN do whatever any able person can do.


We also organized several social gatherings and events to help wheelchair users meet with each other and exchange their experiences and know more about our diversified projects to choose the most eligible project for their needs and circumstances. We try as much as we can to empower PWDs to overcome their mobility issues and inspires all the Egyptians & Arabs.


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 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. :)

Our diversified projects
Our diversified projects
Jan 22, 2018

Help Kids on Wheels be tomorrow's heroes!

Kids on wheels
Kids on wheels

Dear all Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers & supporters,

We are proud to announce that Kids on wheels was a lucky project since launched few months ago. You our precious donors supported it since the 1st day it was posted and we regularly get donations due to you believing in young kids on wheels. We want to share with you some of this amazing project’s accomplishments!

During the past few years we were trying as much as we can to provide best options for our kids on wheels. We always encourage and support these gifted kids to be strong, persistent, and confident. One of our kids on wheels is practicing professionally now beatboxing and playing on flutes. This kid used to be neglected at school due to staying in class all the time as his school wasn’t accessible so he couldn’t go out and socialize with the other kids. Alhassan foundation give him an opportunity to be hosted at one of the famous TV shows in Egypt and he were able to convey his voice to the government, which made his school principal submit to his needs and accommodate him in a ground floor class so he is now able to socialize with other kids and participate actively in activities. He is benefitting from other FDN projects as well through participating in sports and arts activities.

As a foundation we host quarterly social gatherings for our new members and we emphasize on hosting our kids on wheels with their parents so they can exchange knowledge with other parents and their kids can see other kids from our members and how they are sociable, confident, and living their life normally.  

Not only that, we also provide efficient light-weighted wheelchairs tailored especially for kids. We enhanced the process of supporting these kids with these active wheelchairs and made it more sustainable and efficient through taking old wheelchairs from kids after they grow up, replace it with bigger ones, and give the smaller ones to younger kids as a “pay forward initiative”. We hope that you continue your support for our kids so we can keep up with developing our good cause.

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 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. :)

Active wheelchairs
Active wheelchairs
 
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