Provide children like Amanthi with transformative wheelchairs so they can access vital education.

Across the developing world, thousands of disabled children like Amanthi are lacking suitable wheelchairs. Without them, they are completely reliant on their parents and do not have the opportunity to become independent. In many cases, they are unable to attend school and receive the vital education they need to access employment in the future.

By supporting Motivation today, you can ensure that disabled children like Amanthi are provided with specialist wheelchairs they need to develop confidence, access education, and lead independent lives.

Amanthi's story

Amanthi was just a baby when she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – a condition her family knew very little about.

Although it was not what they expected for Amanthi, the family was nothing but supportive of her from the outset. Sadly, stigma and discrimination remain rife in India and the wider community was not so tolerant of Amanthi’s disability. They began to feel left out and isolated by their friends.

As Amanthi grew older, it became more difficult for her parents to care for her. She was too heavy to carry and the family had to stay indoors. Cut off from the world around them, they began to worry for Amanthi’s future and the education they dreamed of.

But when Amanthi received a Motivation wheelchair, the impact was immediate for the whole family.

The Moti Go is specially designed for children with cerebral palsy. It features supportive seating which is essential for a young child’s posture, and has a detachable tray which is perfect for play times and meal times.

“The wheelchair has been a great benefit," Amanthi's mother told us. "Amanthi's life has changed for the better.”

Amanthi’s family received training which helped them use the new wheelchair correctly and, most importantly, Amanthi was able to enrol in school.

Amanthi’s teacher is very pleased with her progress. To begin with, Amanthi’s parents sat with her during class and the other children avoided playing with her. But over time, she has built up the confidence to attend alone and has many friends who play with her and help her every day. For Amanthi and her family, the future is now looking bright.

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You can help more children like Amanthi receive the life-changing wheelchairs that will transform their futures. Donate today.

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