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MILESTONES 2006-1994

MILESTONES 2006-1994

2006

  • Three weeks course on wheelchair service provision in collaboration with Motivation, UK commenced.
  • Education and Livelihood Opportunities project started in Chamrajnagar District, Karnataka.
  • MI hosted International Consensus Conference on wheelchairs for developing countries organised by USAID, WHO and ISPO.

2004

  • MI’s regional centre started outreach programme in Garden Reach area Kolkata and set up orthopedic workshop in North-East India.

2003

  • Below Knee Prosthetic Plastic Modular Component was launched.

2002

  • MI moved to its disabled friendly Millennium building.
  • Jaipur Foot production unit – one of the most accessible and modern production centre managed exclusively by women with disabilities was set up.
  • Pre-fabricated knee ankle foot Orthosis that could be used extensively in India and other low-income countries launched.
  • Training programme on CBR for community workers began.
  • Lower limb orthotics and Prosthetics and Rehab Therapy course began.

2001

  • MI expanded its CBR programme area to cover 15 slums in Bannashankari, Bangalore

2000

  • A unique Accessible Mobile Taxi Service and Wheel Chair Bank introduced.

1997

  • Rehabilitation Aids workshop by Women with Disabilities (RAWWD) established.
  • Started research project with Ministry of Defence on developing modular prosthetic components.
  • Organised International workshop on ‘Prosthesis for Developing Countries’ a conference for the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) at Jaipur

1996

  • Mobile workshop launched.
  • Unique ‘Rehabilitation Aid Cooperative Workshop by women with disabilities’ project initiated. 10 Women with disabilities trained as Orthotic technicians. 

1995

  • Continued work with 12 partner organisations.
  • Short term training programmes started.
  • Received FCRA registration.

1994

  • First board meeting of nine members held.
  • MI registered as a Society and obtained 80G Income Tax Act exemption.