Life saving and life changing projects

Motivation Australia is a not for profit development organisation that strengthens locally led sustainable health, disability, rehabilitation and assistive technology services.

Health and rehabilitation

Access to health, rehabilitation and assistive technology services helps reduce the impact of impairment, removes barriers, and increases the ability of people with disabilities to live happy and healthy lives.

Assistive technology

Assistive technology reduces the impact of impairment and increases the ability of people with disabilities to participate in family and community, and carry out their daily activities.

Inclusion

Everyone has the right to be included and participate in their family and community life as much as they would like to. We advocate for deliberate inclusion to increase access to health services for all.

Change in Motion

Watch Change in Motion, our short-form documentary about the mobility device service in Samoa. An amazing achievement, and some great stories from people who have accessed the service!

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It takes a plane and a long drive over bumpy, dusty roads for the team of the National Orthotics and Prosthetics Service (NOPS) of Port Moresby to reach the town of Wau. After setting up a temporary service area, the team quickly set about meeting clients.On just the first day, 17 residents of Wau and surrounding areas were assessed and referred for follow up services. Prescriptions ranged from wheelchairs, to prosthetics and orthotics, physiotherapy and walking aids. Men, women, boys and girls all benefited from the hard work of the NOPS team.The team also travelled out to neighbouring communities. In total, they were able to see 48 clients!Unfortunately, the local hospital in Wau has suspended services due to lack of funding. These outreach trips are essential to ensure the local people are still supported.We will continue to support NOPS to return to Wau to finalise the fitting of their prescribed assistive devices and follow up with their clients.Motivation Australia acknowledges the considerable support of David and the NKW Group in making this trip a success. We thank them for their generous and continued support of the NOPS team and local community.This outreach was also supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Non-Government Organisation Cooperation Program (ANCP). ... See MoreSee Less

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One more day to have your donation to Motivation Australia tripled!www.motivation.org.au/news-and-events/events/access-to-assistive-technology/Our generous match donors are tripling your impact this tax time. There has never been a better time to support our work and transform lives through assistive technology.Make your tax-deductible donation to Motivation Australia before the end of June and transform lives! ... See MoreSee Less

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Access to assistive technology transforms lives.Six-year-old Violet needed the support of a prosthesis before she could start school. Unfortunately, she lived far away from a prosthetics service.With Motivation Australiaโ€™s support, a team from the National Orthotics and Prosthetics Service visited her town on an outreach trip. Within weeks, Violet had her first prosthesis and was able to walk on two legs!She could finally start school with other children her age.Assistive technology makes an incredible difference in so many lives. However, there are still many people running out of time, waiting to access the services and supports that are right for them.This tax time your donation to Motivation Australia is tripled by our generous match donors! Together we can support more people to access local assistive technology services.Maximise your impact and transform lives todaywww.motivation.org.au/news-and-events/events/access-to-assistive-technology/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Motivation Australia acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.