RiseUp Egypt-Enabling Wheelers Physically&Socially

by Alhassan Foundation for Differently Abled Inclusion
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RiseUp Egypt-Enabling Wheelers Physically&Socially
RiseUp Egypt-Enabling Wheelers Physically&Socially
RiseUp Egypt-Enabling Wheelers Physically&Socially
RiseUp Egypt-Enabling Wheelers Physically&Socially
RiseUp Egypt-Enabling Wheelers Physically&Socially
Youmna after joining the Faculty of Engineering
Youmna after joining the Faculty of Engineering

Dear Alhassan donors, supporters and believers,

Thank you for donating to our initiatives for raising “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 the real image of PWDs that they’re not aware of. Our goal is to make the society see that wheelchair users aren’t helpless, dependent and non-productive people. Accordingly, we always insist on having our gatherings in public places so people would see numerous wheelchair users socializing, being active and having fun.

 

We also make all year round awareness raising campaigns on social media. Our most recent one is called “Powerful Female Wheelers of Egypt”.

Its goal is to empower women who use wheelchairs and foucs on the distinguished models that have been able to face societal challenges.

One of the most beautiful stories is the karate champion, Youmna.

 she became a wheelchair user after suffering from a spinal cord infection while she was still a child,

but she was diligent and completed her education until she joined the Faculty of Engineering.

She joined Alhassan Foundation in 2016 and was interested in sports, so she joined Alhassan Karate team and won first place for 4 consecutive years.

Youmna says: "I thought that the wheelchair was the end of the world and that there were no dreams, but I discovered that it was just the beginning."

 

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. :)

Youmna wining the first place in karate
Youmna wining the first place in karate
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The presence of Alhassan FDN in Luxor
The presence of Alhassan FDN in Luxor

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.

 

One of the most difficult tasks facing us at AlHassan Foundation is to rehabilitate the newly injured psychologically, and from my personal experience as a wheelchair user, it is very difficult to accept psychological rehabilitation from capable people.

 

Because you keep convincing yourself that he can’t understand your suffering and the difficulties and challenges that you're facing on a daily basis as a wheelchair user.

Therefore, we are always keen in AlHassan Foundation to meet with new members in social gatherings, in order to provide them with psychological rehabilitation, and this is done through an elite group of experts (real life experience) from the Foundation’s team who are also wheelchair users.

At Alhassan Foundation, we always strive to provide support to wheelchair users, and one of the most important methods of support is psychological rehabilitation, this is done by assembling a number of new members of the Foundation and providing them with psychological rehabilitation through a selected and trained elite of the Foundation’s team work.

At Alhassan Foundation we are keen to provide support in all the governorates of Egypt, so the Foundation’s team moved to the governorates of Upper Egypt (Luxor / Aswan / Sohag / Assiut / Qena)

The Foundation's team was able to implement more than 70 psychological rehabilitation sessions for different age stages; we believe that psychological rehabilitation is the first step in placing the wheelchair user on the correct track.

Therefore, we aspire for all these people to achieve their dreams and ambitions, and to present to you their achievements through other reports in other projects.

 

We want to thank every donor or supporter who helps us to achieve this success and we urge you to continue supporting us in our case, our hope, our dream through subscribing to monthly donation which helps us secure more funds to help more wheelchairs users and their families.

Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

https://www.facebook.com/AlhassanFDN/
 
Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Alhassan team during psychological rehabilitation
Alhassan team during psychological rehabilitation
psychological rehabilitation session
psychological rehabilitation session
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We are together
We are together

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.

 

One of the most difficult tasks facing us at AlHassan Foundation is to rehabilitate the newly injured psychologically, and from my personal experience as a wheelchair user, it is very difficult to accept psychological rehabilitation from capable people.

 

Because you keep convincing yourself that he can’t understand your suffering and the difficulties and challenges that you face on a daily basis as a wheelchair user.

Therefore, we are always keen in AlHassan Foundation to meet with new members in social gatherings, in order to provide them with psychological rehabilitation, and this is done through an experienced team members of Alhassan foundation who are also wheelchair users.

In this gathering, we were able to provide psychological rehabilitation to more than 80 wheelchair users in Sharkia Governorate and its neighboring Governorates.

How happy I am to be there and be able to help these people who are in a dire need for help and advice.

And I want to remind all of you that none of this would have been possible without your help and your continuous support to AlHassan Foundation for the differently abled inclusion.

 

 

We want to thank every donor or supporter who helps us to achieve this success and we urge you to continue supporting us in our case, our hope, our dream through subscribing to monthly donation which helps us secure more funds to help more wheelchairs users and their families.

Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

https://www.facebook.com/AlhassanFDN/
 
Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Alhassan FDN team
Alhassan FDN team
One of our team during the rehabilitation session
One of our team during the rehabilitation session
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Eileen
Eileen

 

Dear Alhassan Foundation’s friends, believers and supporters,

Thanks to your generous donations we were able to offer the needed physical, psychological and social empowering services to our beneficiaries. Starting from providing tutorials on how to become physically independent through learning basic wheelchair skills 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.

Let us share some exciting news about Bliss, we had 12 couples who are trying to have babies. One of the most inspiring stories is Ahmed’s family.

Ahmed is a 33-year-old man with paraplegia as a result of inflammation of the spinal cord. he and his wife are one of those married couples who have been trying to have a baby for two years.

Finally, they got Eileen, the newest child in AlHassan Foundation, Eileen is not only a new hope for her father and mother, but a new hope for all wheelchair couples who aspire to start a family and have not been lucky so far.

All thanks to everyone who contributed to the happiness of this family and we hope that these photos can convey to you how much happiness this family feels today thanks to your help and support

We still have a large number of a differently abled families who need your help and support to achieve their dream.

We want to thank every donor or supporter who helps us to achieve this success and we urge you to continue supporting us in our cause, our hope, our dream through subscribing to contribute with a monthly donation, which helps us secure more funds to help more wheelchairs users and their families.

Please visit our Facebook page to read other success stories:

https://www.facebook.com/AlhassanFDN/
 
Thank you for believing in the differently abled. :)

Ahmed & his new familly
Ahmed & his new familly
Ahmed & his wife
Ahmed & his wife
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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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Project Leader:
May Zein ElDein
Cairo, Cairo Egypt
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