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Apr 9, 2020

Mental Health Leads to Great Success

Shaimaa - An Accomplished and Powerful Lady
Shaimaa - An Accomplished and Powerful Lady

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.

In this report we will mention one of our most inspiring success stories that peer counseling played a major role at. Shaimaa was one of Alhassan’s beneficiaries. She has birth defects that led to her being a permanent wheelchair user. She is well-educated but due to the society’s unacceptance of her difference, she spent years at home. When she became a beneficiary of Alhassan, we got to know her and the spark in her eyes was evident; she wanted to do something, she wanted to change her life. She applied to work at Alhassan and was employed as a customer service representative. After few months of excelling at her job and learning new things every day, she was promoted to work as information coordinator and now she is the coordinator of one of our strategic projects, Source of Income.

At the start of 2020, we held a staff meeting to showcase our achievements throughout 2019 and discuss our plan and vision for 2020. We also give Employee of the Year during that meeting. Shaimaa was deservingly chosen as employee of the year during that meeting.

That is the kind of effect peer counseling sessions has on people, it opens their eyes on their many different capabilities and motivates them to reach beyond their expectation.

On another note, we are holding campaigns on all of our social media platforms urging people to stay home and follow all the procedures advised and offering tips on how to protect themselves and keep their wheelchairs clean to avoid possible infections. Kindly support us so we can share more useful content for Arabic-speaking wheelchair users.

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. :)

Infographic - COVID-19 Protection Tips
Infographic - COVID-19 Protection Tips
Mar 2, 2020

Turn Challenge into Opportunity!

A Picture with the Egyptian Ambassador to Austria
A Picture with the Egyptian Ambassador to Austria

Dear Alhassan donors, supporters and believers,

Thank you for donating to Social Awareness about Differently Abled in Egypt project. This project is mainly what our mission and vision are about. We believe that by changing the mentality of people and how they perceive physically-challenged people, we will spend less time and effort demanding wheelchair users’ basic human rights; it’ll be a given to consider their needs.

In 2019, we participated in the UN’s Zero Project competition in Vienna and won as one of the most innovative practices that enable persons with disabilities to live independently. At the end of 2019, we were approached by the Zero Project committee and were asked to participate as speakers in 2020’s Zero Project Conference.

Zero Project Conference 2020 has its focus on Education, specifically Inclusive Education and ICT (Information and Communication Technology). This category showcases innovations that allow young persons with disabilities to access education opportunities. Ms. May, our Founder and CEO, along with Mr. Alhassan, Vice President of Board of Trustees, participated in a session that showcases approaches to increasing access to sports, health, leisure and wellbeing education and sharing good practice in these fields.

Mr. Alhassan shared his story and how wheelchair basketball helped him cope with his physical challenge after the accident and enabled him to get a better education opportunity in Arlington University and get his bachelor’s degree then dual master’s degree.

Also as part of our social awareness initiatives, we target schools and universities to raise students’ and faculty’s awareness about the differently Abled. Accordingly, Mr, Alhassan gave a speech in the American International School in Egypt. He talked about the challenges he faced and how he overcame them and how he became the first Egyptian and Arab Wheelchair Basketball player in the US.

We’re currently planning a fun day for kids in which kids of different ages can meet each other and play while their parents can exchange information and experiences with each other. We will share the event’s highlights in our next report so stay tuned!

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. :)

May and Alhassan in Zero Conference 2020
May and Alhassan in Zero Conference 2020
Alhassan Playing Wheelchair Basketball
Alhassan Playing Wheelchair Basketball
Alhassan in the American International School
Alhassan in the American International School
Feb 25, 2020

Shining Stars!

Amera During a Photo Session
Amera During a Photo Session

Dear Alhassan donors, supporters and believers,

Thank you for donating to 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.

We mostly provide the same types of services to kids as we do to grownups but we give them extra attention and we have dedicated an entire project to them due to how sensitive kids’ nature is.

Grownups usually understand why they’re different; consequently, they adapt and embrace their challenge; even find ways to shine. Kids; however, do not understand that. They find themselves different from their peers and no one their age wants to be their friend because, unfortunately, that’s how the majority of people treat the differently abled; they alienate them!

Belal and Amera are two kids who decided to break stereotypes. They both have big talents, dreams and they believe they could achieve them. They have both faced discrimination for being different but they didn’t let that affect them. We did our part by providing them with the proper light-weight wheelchair that suits their different needs and injuries.

We intervened when we found out that Belal’s school principle wouldn’t allow him to attend his classes and made sure that Belal got his right in education just like any other kid. Now Belal is a superstar that different entities seek to feature him in their shows. He scored 2 gold medals in swimming in our foundation's team, he also sings and enjoys beatboxing.

Amera is an Instagram emerging star, she has more than 3k followers. She enjoys singing and drawing and she's taking drawing lessons to develop her talent. She dreams of being an artist and we believe that her talent and massive love for life will take her places!

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. :)

Amera Playing and Enjoying her Time
Amera Playing and Enjoying her Time
Belal After a Concert
Belal After a Concert
Active Kid on Wheels
Active Kid on Wheels
 
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