A GROUNDBREAKING CHALLENGE
THE TRIP TO INCLUSION IN FAVOR OF HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
The Swiss aviation association for people with disabilities « Handiflight » is setting up an all around the world trip to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities. The trip will be in favor of Handicap International (HI) : the team – made of two paraplegic pilots – is raising funds for HI’s actions, all around the world, during its 9 months journey.
100 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE STILL WAITING FOR A WHEELCHAIR OR A PROSTHESIS
The main purpose of this trip is to provide help to the most vulnerable and to people with disabilities in developing countries, thanks to the upcoming donations for HI. It also intends to raise awareness about disability, to combat prejudices, exclusion and to hopefully contribute amongst everyone, to change perspective about people with disabilities.
© Lucas Veuve | HI
A GREAT CHALLENGE
Handiflight is betting to raise the amount of 80’000 CHF – which represents the 80’000 km it will travel in the air – in favor of Handicap International. Every donation will directly be to the benefit of children and people with disabilities who are most in need, in the 63 countries where HI takes action.
A WORLD PREMIERE
In total, Guillaume Féral and Mike Lomberg, the two very experienced paraplegic pilots, will travel 6 continents, 40 countries and 150 stages in two ultralight planes to meet, share, inspire and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities all around the world.
The flight instructor and the former test pilot will perform the most difficult steps by themselves onboard the airplanes. They will later on be joined, at various stages of the journey, by 15 other paraplegic pilots from across the world. It is not about breaking records, although the challenge alone is a daunting one. It’s actually about proving that it is possible for people with disabilities to perform incredible feat in favor of those who are most in need.
« It is our differences that make us stronger »
- Daniel Ramseier, co-founder of Handiflight
THE JOURNEY BEGINS … JOIN IN!
Handiflight is flying away the 18th of November 2018, from Geneva Airport, for a 9 months journey. Subscribe to our Newsletter to keep up with the latest news of the adventure.
You can also support this journey towards inclusion : all of your donations will be in favor of Handicap International’s actions to the people who are most in need!
SUPPORT THE INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NOW
© Phkay Proek | HI
THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS
The donations entrusted to us will be used to support inclusion projects for people with disabilities. Here are some examples of your donations at work:
- CHF 58: equipment for the fabrication of a prosthesis
- CHF 100: rehabilitation or physiotherapy sessions
- CHF 125: clearance of mines (150 m2 of land)
- CHF 246: wheelchair for a child
- CHF 450: development of a school to accommodate disabled children