Partnership in Haiti


Motivation Australia was pleased to be involved in a Motivation project in Haiti, in conjunction with Handicap International and Healing Hands for Haiti.

Healing Hands for Haiti’s rehabilitation centre was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake, and since then they have taken over a temporary site in conjunction with Handicap International. Together they have been providing clinical and technical services for Orthotics, Prosthetics, therapeutic programs and wheelchair and seating services.


To support the provision of appropriate wheelchairs, an intermediate level wheelchair and seating training course was provided for eleven staff. This training course was facilitated by Motivation Australia’s Clinical Consultant Lauren Houpapa, and Motivation Consultant Rob Mattingly.


Intermediate level training focuses on working with children and adults who need additional support to sit upright in their wheelchair. The package is a mixture of theory and practical sessions working with local children who need a wheelchair for mobility and postural support.