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Vodafone Charity Body, With Partner, Continues To Change People’s Lives

The Spinal Injury Association (SIA), Vodafone World of Difference charity partner in Tailevu North have been doing assessments and handing over mobility devices. The aim of the outreach is to
22 Jul 2017 11:00
Vodafone Charity Body, With Partner, Continues To Change People’s Lives
Beneficiary Varesila Veinaturaga with Edwin Kissun and Eloni Qaqa from the Spinal Injury Association

The Spinal Injury Association (SIA), Vodafone World of Difference charity partner in Tailevu North have been doing assessments and handing over mobility devices.

The aim of the outreach is to assist those in the remote area who are unable to access service delivery, said Joshko Wakaniyasi, Vodafone World of Difference candidate.

The SIA Mobility Device Service Team is very happy to be at Tailevu North to work with the Tailevu sub-divisional hospital at Korovou, said service delivery team co-ordinator Edwin Kissun.

“There is a great need for mobility devices here particularly for those that need to travel long distances to seek assistance and attend to daily activities,” Mr Kissun said.

“It is really great to see people smile when they sit in the wheelchair for the first time.

“We visited Matacaucau Village and Korovou,” he said.

Two visitations were made at clients’ homes and one at Korovou Hospital on Thursday.

 

The following are the beneficiaries of the handover:

  • Six-year-old boy who was provided with a wheelchair specifically crafted for children. He is diagnosed with brain injury following Meningitis.
  • A 28-year-old lady was assessed at home diagnosed with brain injury following Meningitis.
  • A 55-year-old lady who was provided with a standard orthopedic chair diagnosed with lumbar back pain and resulting in lower limb weakness and chronic arthritis.

 

There are two teams currently doing the assessments and handover simultaneously said Mr Wakaniyasi.

“We would like to acknowledge both SIA teams that are in Tailevu North led by Edwin Kissun and Jane Savou for their efforts.

“The association in partnership with Fiji Disabled People’s Association and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to assemble customised wheelchairs for people with different abilities,” said Mr Wakaniyasi.

 

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