Wheelchairs of Hope initiative launched in China
Published: Jun 02, 2021 12:21 AM
Caption: guests at the event photo: Qi Xijia/GT

Caption: guests at the event photo: Qi Xijia/GT

A special fund aimed at helping children with disabilities was established at the Shanghai Israel Innovation Hub on International Children's Day in a bid to promote public welfare cooperation between China and Israel.

The first batch of 100 wheelchairs from the Wheelchairs of Hope special fund were donated to children with disabilities in Shanghai.

Wheelchairs of Hope is an initiative originating in Israel that aims to develop, design, manufacture and provide a wheelchair to children in need of mobility. 

At present, the initiative has benefited tens of thousands of children in 23 countries and regions.

The wheelchairs are light in weight and cost effective, featuring Innovative and attractive design.

"This is a great opportunity for China and Israel to collaborate in trying to change the world with innovative technology that is helpful for daily life," said Irit Ben-Abba Vitale, Ambassador of Israel to China, at the event.

Global Times