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130 children assisted with mobility devices by Frank Hilton Organisation

130 children assisted with mobility devices by Frank Hilton Organisation

By Tifa Vataiki
Saturday 04/07/2020
Frank Hilton Organisation

130 children have been assisted with mobility devices by the Frank Hilton Organisation.

The organisation received 70 pediatric wheelchairs and 30 motivation moit starter kits worth $USD22,500.

Frank Hilton Organisation Chief Executive Officer Sureni Perera says the aim is to provide mobility devices to children living with disabilities.

The Frank Hilton Organisation receives funding from the Early Intervention grant which is given by the Ministry of Economy to which helps run these programs and also the hostels along with the Hilton school.

She says this assistance has helped in a big way, as they haven't been able fund-raise because of the current COVID-19 restrictions in place.

A physiotherapist with the Frank Hilton Organisation Sylvina Reddy says these mobility devices are critical in helping children living disabilities develop good posture and reduces the risk of medical complications as they are still growing.

Reddy says many families do not have funds to purchase pediatric mobility devices as it is expensive.

She says the assistance will not only benefit children registered with Frank Hilton School but all the 16 Special Schools in Fiji.

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