Social Awareness about Differently Abled in Egypt

by Alhassan Foundation for Differently Abled Inclusion
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Social Awareness about Differently Abled in Egypt
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Social Awareness about Differently Abled in Egypt
Social Awareness about Differently Abled in Egypt
Social Awareness about Differently Abled in Egypt

Project Report | Mar 28, 2022
Powerful Female Wheelers of Egypt

By mostafa elaraby | Project Contributor

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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Giza - Egypt , Giza Egypt

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