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“Climb to Change a Life”

26-27 November 2016

At Noen Chang Suek, E-Tong Village,  

Thong Pha Phum, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand


Zy Movement Foundation

238 Soi Ladprao 1, Chompon, Chatuchak

Bangkok, Thailand 10900

Telephone : (+66) 88 008 1329, (+66) 99 090 9569

Email : zmf.asia@gmail.com Website www.zmf-asia.org

Contact person: Palita Siriwannapong, Project Coordinator


Because they are not disabled but Differently-abled.


A true story - “...Climbing the mountain was very difficult, yet so much fun, and I wouldn’t have realized I can do this, If I didn’t come ... " Bam Bam told us after completing her first Climb to Change a Life at 800 metres high - Thewada Peak, Supanburi province, Thailand with Climb to Change a Life project 3 last year, 2015. See interview video here.


Four months prior to the climb. Bam Bam, a girl with movement disabilities since birth have just had a scoliosis surgery. She was not able to walk properly, but with the support from  her family and determination to conquer Thewada Peak with the Climb  to Change a Life project 3, she kept practicing on her movement until she was able to walk just in time for the climb. But on the way up to summit 800 metres high with a 45 degrees incline, the hill is a huge obstacle for her, she was crying because of being tired, she threw herself down on the hill and about to give up. But she successfully made it to the peak with the help from the volunteers who were assigned to take care of her. That day,  we have seen the light in her eyes through the tears of pride in the ability of her own. Not only Bam Bam who gained confidence from this success but her parents also gained their beliefs in her potential.

The main key for children with movement disabilities to reach difficult goals is the support from family and society around them as same model as they touched from volunteers who had never known them before at “Climb to Change a Life”.

From now on, Bam Bam will have confidence with every step she move and open up for new challenges to discover her real abilities to live independently and equally in society which is the goal of “Climb to Change a Life” by Zy Movement Foundation.

Overview

There are millions of people with disabilities in Thailand and South-east Asia who have to face physical and social barriers everyday, preventing them from making the most of their lives. Millions of them then ended up relying on charity and government budget as a disabled-person.

The real problem is the barriers they face in life, as people with particular conditions or disabilities. It is these barriers that disable them. And it is society, designed and run by non-disabled people, that puts those barriers up. It can take a while to grasp this idea but once you do, it is liberating.

“450,000” is the number of children with movement disabilities in Thailand, and the astounding number of these children in South-east Asia is “10,000,000”, they still get the least attention; but by understanding and learning the right support process, we can change this. At Zy Movement Foundation (ZMF), we want to improve the quality of life for children with movement disabilities that will allow them to live independently with the human rights that they deserve.


The working model

“Climb to Change a Life” is ZMF’s initiated and trademarked activity, aimed at helping children with movement disabilities to discover their real potential through this mundane yet powerful activity, reaching the difficult goal, summit the top of mountain, through interacting with the sense of compassion of volunteers who will be called “LIFE -CHANGERS” at the end of the activity. By working together to reach an epic goal through this fun and powerful activity, we expect to meet these 3 main objectives :
  • To empower children with movement disabilities through all the hard work they have done together with the team at “Climb to Change a Life” and believe that they always have support from society to reach their difficult goals to help develop their independent living
  • To empower families who have children with movement disabilities to have correct understanding and positive attitude on supporting and improving quality of life for their children
  • To create awareness for the public to have right attitude and to induce change in society towards persons with disabilities from “Charity Model - Giving money to them as disabled-persons” to be “Social Model - Treating these differently-abled persons on an equal basis”

Endorsed by specialist

There are 58 children with movement disabilities that have completed the “Climb to Change a Life” activity since 2012, from the stories told by their family that each one of them have great improvement on their abilities both physically and emotionally including spiritually but to confirm the benefits from “Climb to Change a Life” to these children, it has also got endorsed by medical & rehabilitation specialist from leading hospital and institute: click to see endorsement

  • University hospital Heidelberg

  • The International Vojta Society (IVG)

  • Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH)

  • Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Center (SNRMC)

  • Sirindhorn School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (SSPO)

  • Rajanukul Institute

What sponsorship gives you?

At Zy Movement Foundation, we do not give a man the fish to eat but we will teach him how to fish. Meaning we will work in all dimension to develop the infrastructure to address the needs of persons with disabilities that allow them to live equally by themselves but first they need to gain enough confidence to challenge their real potential.

 

This project can help develop the ability to live independently of children with mobility impairment as well as support the development of infrastructure to make equally living in this society is what we call a Sustainable Social Responsibility.


Congratulation on being one of the lesser but definitely growing number of companies embracing of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) which is not only the right and ethical thing for every business to do but it is also becoming increasingly important in consumers' shopping decisions.


Sponsorship of “Climb to Change a Life” would allow us to work together to meet the goals of CSR, witnessed by 200+ participants who will be joining the climb and thousands more in their networks. The media is especially partial towards sustainable activities that involves children, who are the future of our society.  

 

 

Milestones

Climb to Change a Life project 1 - Phukradung, Thailand 2012
Zy Lee, a child with movement disabilities with his family and 15 volunteers from Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Thailand. click for photos
Climb to Change a Life project 2 - Erawan Water Fall, Thailand 2014

5 children with movement disabilities with their families and 35 volunteers.  click for photos
Climb to Change a Life project 3 - Thewada Peak, Suphanburi province, Thailand 2015

20 children with movement disabilities with their families and 150 volunteers from Thailand. click for video
Climb to Change a Life - Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa 2015
Zy Lee became the youngest person with disability in the world to summit Mount Kilimanjaroม Tanzania, Africa with his families. click for video



Climb to Change a Life - Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia 2016
34 children with movement disabilities with their family and 74 volunteers, in collaboration with Penang State Government, Malaysia click for video


Climb to Change a Life - MyEO Pre GLC at Khao Dang, Prachuab Khiri Khan province, Thailand 2016
5 children with movement disabilities with their family and 21 volunteers who are EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization) members from 12 countries  click for video


Climb to Change a Life - MyEO at Mt Fuji, Japan 2016
2 children with movement disabilities with their family and 25 volunteers who are EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization) members from Japan, United States, Malaysia and Thailand click for video
Your support makes it Possible!

Although these children are not fully able to use their hands or legs, but they sure have dreams and they are full of will power. After 7 successful projects of Climb to Change a Life and more to come around the world, bring us a conclusion that the children with movement disabilities can achieve difficult goals without legs or arms, means they can live a normal life, if they only get practical support from you, me and society, to believe in them.
Climb to Change a Life project 4 at Noen Chang Suek, Kanchanaburi province, Thailand on 26-27 November 2016, organized by Zy Movement Foundation.

 

Total of 200 participants including:

30 children with movement disabilities together with their families, 90 volunteers and 20 voluntarily working team (Life-Changers).
They are looking forward to make the impossible dream of these children possible again but it will not happen without all financial support from society who can see the benefit of this CSR and wants to support this powerful activity. The estimated budget for organizing the project is
300,000 THB.


Because they are not “disabled” but only Differently-abled


Please join us in this “Life-Changing” event. See sponsorship benefit below and make your sponsorship booking by 15 October 2016. Download Sponsorship Booking.

 

For more information

 

Contact : Palita Siriwannapong, Project Coordinator

Zy Movement Foundation

238 Soi Ladprao 1, Chompon, Chatuchak

Bangkok, Thailand 10900

Telephone : (+66) 88 008 1329, (+66) 99 090 9569

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