Social Entrepreneur Series - Roll to a beach of social integration [Transport]
Going to the beach and diving into the sea might be the farthest dream for wheelchair users since wheelchairs are not designed for running on sands.
Gloria Ma, a team member of “Wheel to Beach”, is a wheelchair user who encounters barriers in her daily life. This inspired the team to introduce a specially designed beach-wheelchair. Equipped with big yellow wheels and handles, this special wheelchair can ride on sands as well as float on water, allowing persons with disability to have a close encounter with the sea and have fun with the waves.
We will move much closer to an inclusive and barrier-free society when everyone has the will to take a step forward.
Social Entrepreneurs - At the front: Gloria Ma; at the back from left to right : Daneil Cheung, Gayt Tang, Sarah Chu, Adele Chiu and Tony Chan
Innovative Venture - Wheel to Beach
The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation. The details of the innovative venture are as follows:
Name of Organisation: Wheel Power Charity Limited
Service nature: Transport
Beneficiary group: Persons with disabilities
Project type: Prototype
Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator
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What is Social Entrepreneur Series?
Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration.
A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.