A GLOBAL STORY OF MOTIVATION
Motivation was founded in 1991 by a group who set out to design a wheelchair for use in the developing world. Robust to cope with rough terrain, affordable and made using locally sourced materials, the first prototype was trialled in Bangladesh, then was developed around the world. Today Motivation International designs and provides wheelchairs and services around the world.
Motivation India Works Nationwide
Motivation India is a part of this global organisation and our heritage is thus rooted firmly in an acute understanding of how ‘good design’ can transform lives. To learn more about our history and design philosophy, please visit www.motivation.org.uk.
Our Head office is in Bangalore and we have an office in Ahmedabad. We began in India in 2011. We have since transformed the lives of 16,000+ children and adults with disabilities providing appropriate and customised wheelchairs across India through a network of partner NGOs and government bodies.
Wheelchairs are at our heart - but not just any wheelchair - it is the right wheelchair, fitted to meet an individual’s particular needs and robust enough to withstand the environment lived in, enabling lives to be transformed.
As well as providing the right wheelchair in the right way, Motivation India also provides training and practical support to ensure that the individuals we work with, develop the confidence, self-esteem and skills to use their wheelchairs as well as gain the knowledge to stay healthy and understand their rights.
At the same time Motivation India helps break down barriers facing persons with disabilities and their families by working with communities to tackle stigma and promote inclusion. In this way we help children to go to school and adults with employment and livelihood opportunities, thereby empowering them to fulfil their potential.
Collaboration with the Government
Motivation signed a landmark transfer of technology agreement with ALIMCO www.alimco.in which planned to see two Motivation wheelchairs manufactured under license in India. The partnership aims to improve the quality of ALIMCO’s wheelchairs but also seeks to ensure that ALIMCO adopts WHO-compliant provision. This relationship has the potential to improve the provision of wheelchairs to the most marginalised community in India and on a significant scale.
Cutting Edge Technology
Cutting edge technology used to empower people with disabilities Internationally, Motivation India benefits from Innovation & Design of ‘Motivation International, based in the UK’. working on cutting-edge developments in technology. One such technology is the use of 3D printing technology to produce customised parts to meet the particular needs of wheelchair users ‘on-demand’. Self-assembly of parts helps to reduce transportation costs.
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