June 2017 Newsletter
- Ambassador of Australia Embassy to Mongolia, John Langtry and Women leadership program manager, Enkhee Lunden welcomed our two volunteers from Wheelchairs for Kids, Carl Lange and Lois Moir.
”Thank you very much for your time and dedication.
We are all set to train students from Nursing School in Ulaanbaatar about fitting wheelchairs to mobility impaired children tomorrow”
- Feedback from Uganda.
10th May 2017
This is Sophie and her mother who live in Uganda. For children with disabilities like Sophie, it is extremely important that their parents receive the support and training they need to care for their children holistically. Through our partnership with World Vision Australia and Motivation Charitable Trust, the parents of the children who receive a wheelchair are able to notice when adjustments to her wheelchair are needed and how to correctly secure their children in the wheelchair . World Vision also works with parents in their communities to promote disability inclusion and wheelchair accessible infrastructure.
- A new design more durable wheelchair tray has been trialed and orders placed.
- A new design wheelchair body harness has been trialled and orders placed.
- Shipments during May included 340 units to Malawi through World Vision, 30 to Cambodia through Safe Haven, and a complete container load to Morocco-see below:-
- A container of wheelchairs was dispatched to Myanmar with the aid of Wanneroo Rotary Club covering the shipping charges and Allied Pickford who kindly assisted by facilitating the trucking of the container in Myanmar.
Wheelchairs For Kids is presenting a wheelchair display at a conference for Special Education delegates from around Australia, which is being held at the Perth Convention Centre next weekend.