Future Hope on Disability
FHODA is a local, non-governmental organization established on November 10, 2008 with registration number 3805. It is a non-political, non-religious, non-racial and non-profit making organization whose resource is targeted at the most vulnerable society of the country. The organization is established by dedicated and determine youngster professionals and disabled peoples.
Future Hope on Disability (FHODA) is a local, Non Governmental Organization, established in 2008 by development oriented individuals, who are dedicated to work for and with the disabled people in Ethiopia. The association is a non-political, non-religious, non-racial and non-profit making organization, whose resource is targeted at the most vulnerable society and devoted to bring long lasting sustainable development for people with disability.
Every person with disability in Ethiopia in need of a wheelchair will be provided one of appropriate design and of good quality.
“You can change a persons life forever, bringing each one dignity, hope and the ability to move that every human being deserve”
In Ethiopia approximately 1 million people are disabled. 32%
have leg or arm impairments and 19% suffer from deafness/speech impairment.
disability is frequent in the country. Traditionally there is a great
stigma attached with disability.
The major problem for people with disability in the country is, there is a major gap between the need for mobility devices and the access to such devices in general, and for children in particular. Lack of access to assistive devices hinders PWD from starting professional careers, earning their living and contributing to society.
FHODA believes that; Donated wheelchairs are not sustainable
solutions to these who need wheelchairs and the government and stakeholders
need to have a well
developing policy regarding the technical elements of wheelchair design, production
and distribution. The core principle of FHODA ensures, the production of the
appropriate wheelchair is issued after a process of assessment fitting, prescription,
training and design alteration and that the government and stakeholders should
play a role ensuring in standard procedures in wheelchair provision services.
Every person with disability in Ethiopia in need of a wheel chair will be provided one of appropriate design and of good quality” with the cooperation of generous hands all over the world…