August 25, 2021
How We Are Supporting #WeThe15 as a Disability Focused Nonprofit.
Author: ALTSO Staff
We are proud to support the Paralympics new campaign, WeThe15!
What is #WeThe15? WeThe15 is a global campaign, launched last week by the Paralympics, fighting to end discrimination against the world's 1.2 billion persons with disabilities - 15% of the global population!
"#WeThe15 is sport’s largest ever human rights campaign and aims to transform the lives of the one billion people globally who have a disability1 . #WeThe15 is the biggest coalition ever of international organisations from the world of sport, human rights, policy, and business to initiate change for the planet’s largest marginalised group."
That's something we are proud to advocate for! In fact, everyday at ALTSO we are fighting for a more equitable, inclusive, and accessible tomorrow for our CoolKids and all persons living with disabilities.
What We're Doing To End Discrimination Against Persons Living with Disabilities.
- We're providing free, appropriately fitted wheelchairs (one size does not fit all!) to our CoolKids because only 5 - 15% of the 70 million people in need of a wheelchair do not have access to one (source WeThe15). Learn more about our wheelchairs, here.
- We're providing free, continuous care to our CoolKids through the age of 21, giving them the tools they need to access all that mobility brings, including independence and access to education, because 90% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school (source WeThe15). Read stories of some of our CoolKids, here.
- We're partnering exclusively with programs that staff people with disabilities because 40% of persons with disabilities live below the poverty line (source WeThe15). Read our program requirements, here.
What You Can Do To End Discrimination Against Persons Living with Disabilities.
- Join ALTSO's CoolKids Club with a monthly donation ($25 a month keeps six CoolKids moving a year!) to help us provide free, continuous, mobility care for all of our CoolKids, through the age of 21.