Hi guys, I am delighted to have been selected as one of 5 Physiotherapy students to travel to Asha-Jyothi centre in South India next summer. Asha-Jyothi centre in South India is a healthcare facility which works with disabled children from underprivileged backgrounds. The centre holds a strong belief that all children have a right to love and security, healthy food, shelter, good education, adequate medical care and to be protected from any form of abuse. UCDVO Physiotherapy volunteers assist the centre in their primary aim of empowering children with varied disabilities ranging from autism, cerebral palsy, hearing and speech impairments, polio and down syndrome, helping them on their journey to rehabilitation and independence. We will be primarily based in the healthcare centre but we will also be organising outreach and educational programmes in the local community in order to make a sustainable change around how disabilities are viewed. With your support, we will provide physiotherapy services to these children, as well as running educational workshops for their families/carers. The funds raised for the project are for the provision of physiotherapy equipment such as wheelchairs, splints, frames and other rehab/gym equipment. UCDVO liaises with the centre each year in order to provide resources tailored to the centre's needs. The funds will also help to develop and maintain other healthcare resources which we hope will sustain the development of the centre once we leave. I will be taking part in a year long educational and training programme before travelling overseas next summer. With your support, I hope to raise as much awareness and funds as possible for the project. Any donation big or small is much appreciated. Thank you! Ellen
Voluntary organisation for UCD students, staff and graduates to engage in volunteering and development education programmes.
raised of €2,650 goal