Helping them walk again
Each year around 1,200 poor men, women and children come to the Centre for Handicapped in Kundasale seeking our help in rebuilding lives blighted by illnesses, accidents and birth defects which have left them with physical disabilities and have curtailed their ability to live normal, productive lives. Thanks mainly to generous donors from all over the world we are able to respond positively to their plight and to provide them with free, custom-built artificial limbs, orthoses, wheelchairs, crutches and other devices that give them the prospect of a better life. Adults are able to return to their professions or build new ones and children are able to lead normal, happy childhoods and to look forward with confidence to brighter futures. Since the Centre was set up in 1992 almost 21,000 recipients from all over the island have benefited from our services.
“Our mission is enabling people with physical disabilities irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, caste or status to lead near normal lives”
The project “Empowerment of War-Affected Disabled People in Kilinochchi and Mullativu Distracts” took place from June 27, 2022, to July 31, 2023. With support from Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust and led by Centre for Handicapped, it aimed to improve the lives of war survivors. It involved choosing beneficiaries, finding their needs, and giving them Prosthetic limbs….
The “Economic Empowerment of Disabled Farmers in Eastern Province Sri Lanka” project, funded by the Australian Direct Aid Programme and executed by the Centre for Handicapped, has concluded successfully in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. This initiative aimed to make a genuine impact on the lives of persons with disabilities by providing them with prosthetic limbs…
On July 23rd, the Limb Kind Foundation visited Centre for Handicapped. In collaboration, we hosted a wonderful program. Their generous contribution included 37 artificial limbs for our children, along with motivational speeches, games, and engaging art and craft activities. These activities brought immense joy to our children, creating happy and memorable days together.
How can you become a partner?
If you know of any underprivileged people in Sri Lanka in need of artificial limbs or other mobility devices, please let us know so that we can help them. You can also support our work by donating a limb or by contributing to our Endowment Fund in your own name or in that of a loved one, or by supporting our work in cash or in kind.