Motivation International, an organisation dedicated to creating a world where all disabled people are included and fully participate in every aspect of life, has been announced as the winner of The Whitehouse Consultancy’s pro bono scheme for 2019.
Motivation was initially established to design and provide wheelchairs and services for disabled people in developing countries. Since then, Motivation has transformed into a global charity and social enterprise that supports disabled people in developing countries, their families and communities. Working with local partners, they increase and improve access to assistive technology products and provide training on mobility, health as well as a thorough understanding of rights and how to tackle stigma and discrimination.
Chris Whitehouse, Chairman of Whitehouse Consultancy, said:
“We are delighted that Motivation has won the Whitehouse 2019 pro bono scheme and we are very much look forward to working with them in the coming months.
Motivation’s goal to provide disabled people in developing countries with a better quality of life is important work that we are proud to be supporting. “
David Constantine MBE, Founder Director of Motivation, said:
““Eighty per cent of disabled people live in developing countries where access to healthcare is limited and extreme poverty is almost impossible to escape. We know that appropriate assistive technology and rehabilitation can change lives.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen by The Whitehouse Consultancy for their 2019 pro bono scheme. We’re looking forward to benefitting from their expertise in furthering our influence on government and political actors, and effectively advocating for disabled people across the world, so that nobody is left behind.”
The Whitehouse Consultancy relaunched its pro bono scheme in June, offering organisations aiming to make a real and constructive difference to society the opportunity to contribute to the development of political policy, in which they might not otherwise participate.
After advancing through the first round and being invited to give a presentation on their suitability for the scheme and plans for the future, Motivation was chosen by the Whitehouse team as the winners. Motivation will now benefit from three months of support, helping them to push forward their policy objectives via a fixed-term project that may include a parliamentary reception, a series of one-on-one meetings and a roundtable/panel event, media training and identifying speaking opportunities, a public awareness raising campaign, and a policy audit report.