Aberfeldy to Tabora challenge
TOGETHER TO TANZANIA
Could you help Just Wheels get to Tanzania? 14, 642 km on foot is a tall order but if we work together to add up our daily walks and runs, we feel certain we can get there. And with a small contribution from each of you, we will be helping others to get around in these challenging times too.
Every penny raised through this challenge will go to Just Wheels who purchase locally made, high-quality wheelchairs and physiotherapy for people with mobility issues living in poverty in Tabora, Tanzania. A wheelchair can be transformative, enabling mobility, schooling, training or employment for individuals who otherwise face social isolation.
Just Wheels https://justwheels.org.uk/
Wheelchairs for those in need
In rural Tanzania those with physical disabilities face social isolation and little prospect of education, training, paid work or independent living. Just Wheels supplies high-quality wheelchairs to people with mobility issues in the Tabora area of Tanzania. These are assembled locally in Tabora by Just Wheels and are suited to the rough local terrain. They are fitted to individuals in need. A wheelchair costs around £250 for parts and labour. Just Wheels also provides ongoing support and wheelchair maintenance.
Improving Education for disabled people
Many disabled people in Tanzania are not able to attend a school or access training and face prejudice and social isolation. Just Wheels is committed to working with local schools and colleges to enable people with mobility issues to get an education and training to help break the cycle of poverty.
Helping during the COVID-19 pandemic
In addition to our ongoing work in wheelchair provision, Just Wheels has launched an emergency fund to help buy soap and food to support disabled people in the Tabora region during the current pandemic. Our volunteers are working to inform disabled people how to stay safe as best they can.
Thank you so much for your support. Every donation goes straight to the team in Tabora and really makes a difference.
Just Wheels was registered as a charity in Scotland in 2017 and in Tanzania in 2019.