Detrimental Social Attitudes
Staff and the "Association"
Extended Family Aspect
Why not wheelchairs?
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DR Congo General Context
Locations, Staff, History
Partner Organization ACDF
More About Braces
Conditions Often Treated
Paralysis due to hip injections
Spinal Cord Injury
By providing free mobility-enhancing treatment and equipment,
U.S., U.K., and Swiss charity
improves the dignity and social integration
of impoverished children and youth
with motor disabilities in the Democratic
Congo (DR Congo) .
A pause for the camera during physical rehabilitation at ACDF Butembo Center. Photo by Joseph Kay
Ladies enjoying the moment at Kinshasa Center. Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly
Mechak age 12 in ACDF Kinshasa Center. Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly
Physical rehabilitation by ACDF Kinshasa staff. Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly
Beneficiaries attend regular school (Photo by Molly Feltner)
Thanks to StandProud, these boys will grow up walking, not crawling.
Having a mentor with similar disabilities helps to build confidence.
Everywhere I've been, I've seen extraordinary efforts by the Congolese to usher in a brighter future for their country.
Ben Affleck, Founder, Eastern Congo Initiative, and visitor to StandProud/Kinshasa
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