Great Disabled Foundation in Chaing Mai

http://www.assistdisabled.org

I have just found this great web site for ‘The Foundation’ – a legally registered Thai, non-profit charity which was founded in 1993 to “promote the health, education, employment, and dignity of disabled persons of north Thailand.” We provide free services to poor and needy disabled persons and their families across six northern provinces of Thailand – providing free wheelchairs, mobility aids, home visits, residential care and compassionate love.  Each page of our site is filled with information and photographs of those we serve as well as details on how you can help, whether it be by volunteering to work with us, or by donating to this very worthy cause. Its easy to donate, just ‘click’ on the blue disabled button, and follow the instructions. Also keep an eye on our ‘Wheelchair Watch’ counter, which shows how many wheelchairs & disability aids we have given away free to date.

Foundation History

The Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons was established in 1993 and became a legally registered Thai foundation in 1998 dedicated to ‘promoting and encouraging the health, education, employment, and dignity of northern Thailand’s disabled persons’.

Originally, the foundation provided free classes to disabled persons in computer, web site design, English language and music.  Key foundation Board and staff positions
have always included disabled persons.

In 2000, the Foundation established the “Freedom Wheelchair Workshop” to design and produce a variety of mobility aids which are given away free of charge to rural and remote area poor and needy disabled persons.  The workshop’s outreach covers 6 provinces of north Thailand in addition to special requests throughout most of north Thailand.

Today, and because of support from the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation, we have now been able to expand the size of our workshop, our offices, and our resident care facility for children with cerebral palsy (Baan Piranan).

With further support from the Abilis Foundation we have also been able to continue all of our wonderful programs as well as employ a new intern coordinator to continue and ensure the ongoing future of the Foundation.

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Posted on January 23, 2012, in Disability Related Links and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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