Motivation India seeks to empower persons with disabilities
To improve one’s mobility on a long term basis
To reduce secondary disabilities and discomfort
To experience a higher achievement of every individual’s full potential
We envision a world in which people with disabilities are included and fully participate in all aspects of life
mission is to enable greater independence and opportunity for disabled people in developing countries through the design and
provision of wheelchairs, services and training
In India according to a recent study of wheelchair users conducted by Toyota Mobility Foundation, nine out of ten (94%) of Indian wheelchair users say they experience pain because of their mobility device. In most developing countries, including India, wheelchairs are usually mass produced and distributed without any proper assessment of the user’s needs and living conditions. Consequently, most wheelchairs are inappropriate and unusable over time; the quality of the wheelchair is invariable very poor and rarely is training provided on the use of wheelchair.
According to the Government’s Census 2011, there are 27 million people in India with some form of disability. 20% of the population with disabilities have a mobility challenge, thus at least one million people need a wheelchair. Without the right wheelchair, persons with mobility challenges are left isolated socially and economically with little or no access to healthcare, education, employment and are unable to participate in family life and society.
“I feel thrilled when I see another person mobile because of the work I do every day!”
Our master trainers Sudhakar and Praveen did a great job of providing us real, hands-on knowledge on how to assess wheelchair users, provide the right wheelchair, and train them on how to use and maintain their wheelchairs.
“We provide wheelchairs to severely challenged people. We are indeed pleased to have Motivation India provide custom-made wheelchairs for us, across all age groups and gender.”
Motivation’s wheelchairs are of international standards with minimum maintenance.’
“ When Motivation (our partner NGO) stepped in, Harjot’s life changed forever! He received the care he needed as well as a suitable wheelchair.
At the age of three, Harjot was completely dependent, and left alone by those dearest to him when his father passed away and mother abandoned him”
Now at age eight, Harjot attends school, has achieved a high level of mobility and is thriving. We are sure he will do very well in life!