Mobility Equipment for Needs of Disabled
P.O Box 94
Ansprechpartner: Buchanan, Rob
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
MEND was registered in 1991 in New Zealand as a Charitable Trust to help people overcome their disabilities and become more independent. By helping disabled people become useful and capable we believe they can regain their dignity within the community.
Our mission: "To help disabled children and adults become mobile, independent and trained in skills that can lead to employment...and so achieve dignity in their communities."
MEND assists people with disabilities by:
- Providing low-cost mobility equipment and other physio aids that are designed to suit special needs and local conditions.
- Setting up self-help workshops in developing countries to transfer skills, training and technology.
- Seeking sponsors and funding for equipment for those that can not afford it.
- Laising them with medical and rehabilitation services.
- Promoting their needs and problems and finding solutions through our resource network.
We have projects in Ghana, Uganda, Kashmir, Nepal and South India.
Rob Buchanan is the Director of MEND. He is a resident of New Zealand and a citizen of Australia and the USA. As part of our commitment to assist disabled and disadvantaged people in the Pacific and other developing countries he has spent the last years designing and building innovative wheel-chairs and other appropriate technology such as village toilets.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.