About three years ago, we started to shift our focus onto capacity building from program funding different initiatives. This notion was rooted in the ideas that capacity building is essential to our ability to deliver our mission effectively now, and in the future.
Over the years, we worked hard on realizing this notion and enabling institutions and systems that deliver programs and projects on a regular basis by investing and funding initiatives around the world.
One such example is in the eastern part of India in a small town called Kurnool. EquallyAble has been funding Kurnool based GoodWalk Orothotics Association (GWOA), to build orthotics and prosthetics such as leg braces, artificial limbs, crutches, etc. for the last ten years.
Last year, EquallyAble funded the construction of a building to manufacture these devices in their own facility. This facility will not only build hundreds and thousands of devices for individuals with physical and mobility disabilities but also provide other rehabilitative services to individuals with cognitive disabilities as well.
Upon the completion, we received the following note from GWOA:
“We are extremely grateful to you and the EquallyAble Foundation for all the support that you have extended to the construction of the building for the disabled. The new building will cater to the needs of people with physical and mental disabilities. GWOA has been providing artificial limbs, orthotic appliances, and Prosthetic, Orthotic, Orthopedic and rehabilitation appliances/assistive devices to the handicapped people free of cost.
We always remember with gratitude the generous financial support helped us by the EquallyAble Foundation to the disabled in our area, and improved their confidence. This great support for the differently abled and mentally challenged, is greatly appreciated, and deeply thanked. Your love and care for these children and adolescents fill our hearts with joy and gratitude.”