We always claim that assistance of Saby Foundation to the finalists of the Build Your Business contest is not limited to grants. We continuously interact with the contestants. Many of them obtain further support from the…
Six months ago, after having started the process of accumulation of funds for procurement of lifting equipment for ups and downs of wheelchairs, the “Saby” Charitable Foundation as of 2011-year end has bought 10 sets of crawler-tracked mechanisms manufactured in Italy.
Now the given equipment is donated to "Invataxi" Services (participants of the Social Project "Decent Life to Disabled People") operating in the following nine cities of the Republic: Almaty, Astana, Pavlodar, Semey, Shymkent, Kokshetau, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Aktobe, Kostanay .
There is no doubt this rehabilitation equipment will improve the quality of life of locomotor people because it is not a secret that their life is very difficult living in the modern city, and each the staircase shaft is like climbing Everest for them. It is always very difficult to run through the thresholds, curbs and stairs in multistorey apartment and public buildings which are not equipped with the lifts and wheelchair ramps.
Every wheelchair user when calling the "Invataxi" Service can be sure that he or she will be transported to the right place mainly because of the lifting equipment that makes it easy to break any barriers existing nowadays.
And we still continue to accumulate funds, and we hope that it will be very soon when the other Project participants may use their "up and down mechanisms."
All these years, 62 specialized vehicles, financed by Saby Foundation, have been transporting people with disabilities around Kazakhstan. This is more than 43 000 trips per year for wheelchair users in 20 cities. We have also…