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”
Title – Gift an used toy and make an underprivileged child smile Project Description – Collecting used toys and gifting them to poor children and, as importantly, to give children who are better-off an understanding of, and sympathy towards, poorer ones. Beneficiaries – 50+
Donor – Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust Title – Economic Empowerment of PwDs in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts. Objective – To ensure dignity of PwDs & their families through economic empowerment. Project Description – Capacity building on selected livelihood skills and distribution of materials for livelihood activities who benefited through CFH prosthetic limb project. Workshop program…
Donor – Australian High Commission for Sri Lanka and Maldives /Sri Lanka Support Unit Title – Implementation of empowerment of differently able farmers in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts Project Description – Working with differently abled farmers to provide health support such as Prosthetic limbs, provide training and capacity development on agriculture techniques, and grants of…
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.