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Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China

by HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment)
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China
Horse-based therapy for disabled children in China

Summary

HOPE enriches the lives of disabled orphans, and others with special needs, through therapeutic horsemanship. Children in China who typically have extremely limited access to therapy services, connect with HOPE's well-trained therapy horses to provide a proven avenue for physical, cognitive, and social growth.

$10,000
total goal
$3,175
remaining
61
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

With a large number of China's orphans being surrendered at a young age because of expensive & involved medical issues, orphanages have a large population of children who would benefit from access to specialized therapy programs. There are many forms of therapy, but few can aim to impact as many cognitive and physical areas as Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT). Unfortunately, special needs awareness and knowledge of programs do not extend to all of China's citizens.

Solution

HOPE, founded in 2009, provides EAAT and Therapeutic Horsemanship (TH) to orphanages in the Beijing area, and has grown to serve other members of the community. These therapies provide our participants an undeniable source of enrichment as they experience the healing properties of the horse. Horse-based therapies also may help children reach major development goals in from sitting and walking, to listening and communicating with others.

Long-Term Impact

HOPE strives to be an exemplary service provider, educator, and leader in EAAT and to encourage local and regional citizens to serve individuals with special needs. By offering safe, effective activities and therapy to individuals with disabilities, we aim to provide learning opportunities for others within China to experience the best-practices for horse-based therapy, as well as an understanding and compassion for individuals who are differently-abled.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hopebeijing.org
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Organization Information

HOPE (Horses Offering People Enrichment)

Location: Austin, TX - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Priscilla Lightsey
AUSTIN, TX United States
$6,825 raised of $10,000 goal
 
70 donations
$3,175 to go
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