What is this Program?
More than 3000 children and youth with various disabilities at Amar Seva Sangam, India, are supported by Handi-Care Intl. Many of them need essential mobility devices and equipment which they cannot afford. This includes hearing aids, walkers, wheelchairs, supportive chairs, orthotics, magnifiers, standing boards and other assistive technology. This program helps children, youth and young adults with disabilities in rural India obtain the equipment they need.
According to The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): “any product, instrument, equipment or technology adapted or specially designed for improving the functioning of a person with a disability." Research Work by Canadians - PPT file
Handi-Care Intl. conducted a campaign for Assistive devices in 2020 and thanks to all our donors and funders, we provided a total of 752 pieces of equipment, ranging from power wheelchairs to orthotics and enabled 500 persons with disabilities to gain mobility and functionality.
Why have this Program?
How does the program work?
How can you help?
By donating to this program, you are helping people with disabilities obtain custom designed equipment that is essential for them to be more functional and maximize their therapy outcome.
- Monetary donations are most preferred so that local equipment can be procured. Though some items such as walkers, wheelchairs are donated from Canada we rarely get any pediatric equipment and local procurement of equipment allows for greater customization and future adjustments.
- ASSA in India has their own Orthotics Unit, where they are able to make “Ankle Foot Orthotics” (AFO) and “Knee Ankle Foot Orthotics” (KAFO) that are custom designed for each patient. This not only keeps the cost to a bare minimum, but allows for adjustments as the child’s condition changes.
We request your support for this much needed program. The list of beneficiaries and their requirements are listed below. Please select a child and click the "Donate Now" button, personalized for each child or choose "General Donation".
Target : $ 65,000
Equipment needed for individuals
|Sl. No||Name of Child||Gender||Age||Disability||Equipment Required||Amount in CDN||Donation|