Apr 19, 2021

We Walk the Talk!

Diversity is our Strength!
Diversity is our Strength!

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 our community 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.

We walk the talk. We promote and effectively implement inclusion in our foundation. Over 50% of our board and employees are differently abled persons! Which makes us the only DPO (Disabled Persons’ Organization) in Egypt.

We believe that the fastest and most effective way to change people’s perception is showing them an alternate, the real image that they’re not aware of. Make them see that wheelchair users aren’t helpless, dependent and non-productive people. Accordingly, we always insist on having our gatherings at public places so people would see numerous wheelchair users socializing and doing fun activities.

We also make all year round awareness campaigns on social media. Our most recent one is called “why are they on a wheelchair?”. That kind of question is frequently directed to parents whose kids use wheelchairs. That question is unwelcomed as it makes kids feel like there’s something wrong with them.

That campaign raises awareness about the different reasons that make kids use wheelchairs, like: spinal cord injuries, muscle atrophy, brittle bones, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

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. :)

Awareness Campaign - Spina Bifida
Awareness Campaign - Spina Bifida
Awareness Campaign - Brittle Bones
Awareness Campaign - Brittle Bones
Apr 14, 2021

With your help, they can!

Abanob wearing his medal
Abanob wearing his medal

Dear Alhassan Foundation’s donors, believers and supporters

Our project “Sports and Arts” is one of our core projects that offers wheelchair users the chance to live their life and pursue their hobbies and interests just like their abled peers and maintain their physical and mental health.

We want to thank you dear donor for your donation and support which enable us to continue our mission and be the stepping stone for wheelers to reach their dreams and goals.

We would like to share this success story: Abanob is a 25-years-old guy who was born with cerebral palsy. He joined our swimming team in 2017 and he showed great potential which qualified him to register at the Paralympic committee and participate in championships. Despite the challenges Abanob faced since childhood, he was able to score 13 medals in swimming and boccia at different national and international championships.

His achievements didn’t stop there, he joined the Egyptian national team of boccia in 2019 and participated in the first Arab African Boccia Championship in Tunisia and has won a bronze medal.

Your donation helped us support Abanob by enrolling him in our sports program and providing him with a customized wheelchair which was a main reason behind his physical independence and pursuing his dream of being a sports champion.

We want to thank every donor and supporter who helped us achieve this success and we urge you to continue supporting us in our cause, our hope, our dream through subscribing to a monthly donation which helps us offer more opportunities for the wheelchair users in Egypt and see them become world-class champions!

Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

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

Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Championship Winners
Championship Winners
Mar 17, 2021

Awareness is Key!

Diversity is our Strength!
Diversity is our Strength!

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

Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day. Brain injury is one of many reasons that lead to permanently using a wheelchair, in fact, around 5% of our beneficiaries have brain injuries. On our different platforms we’re trying to raise awareness about different reasons and injuries that could lead to using a wheelchair. Our latest awareness campaign focused on kids since many kids and parents suffer from insensitive questions and looks from strangers and that greatly hurt their feelings.

On another note, we’d like to share with you our latest team meeting. Our team members come from different backgrounds with different skill sets and that’s what makes us capable of successfully running this organization. Diversity is our strength! Seeing how diverse our team is, makes people change how they view the Differently Abled people.

In Egypt, we have a negative and false idea about how Differently Abled people look and dress. We’re trying hard to break that stereotype through showcasing our home. Yes, we treat Alhassan Foundation as our home and we treat each other as family members. Publishing these pictures has two goals:

1-     Changing how people see the differently abled and accept their individuality.

2-     Changing how the differently abled see themselves and empowering them.

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. :)

Awareness Campaign - Brain Atrophy
Awareness Campaign - Brain Atrophy
Awareness Campaign - Spina Bifida
Awareness Campaign - Spina Bifida
 
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