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Thu 24 Jan 2019

Exploratory e-NABLE Convergence in Thailand and Cambodia

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Jon Schull Public Seen by 217

Building on a sponsored speaking engagement at Carehab SIngapore, on Feb 22, I seek funding for a convergence of actual and potential e-NABLE stakeholders in neighboring Cambodia and Thailand, where e-NABLE Chapter Thai Reach has been doing groundbreaking work in a leper colony in Khon Khen. Two thousand dollars should cover expenses for regional travel and expenses in Thailand and Cambodia for the various participants (Jon, Ben Rubin, the two co-Founders of Thai Reach, and two representatives from Khmer organizations working with amputees and/or interested in becoming part of the e-NABLE network.)

A more detailed proposal, and background on the various participants is here

The benefits of this project should include
* delivery of e-NABLE devices, fabricated by Thai Reach, to two amputees in Cambodia
* introdutions and collaborations among e-NABLE stakeholders in Thailand and Cambodia
* facilitation of possible partnerships with other aid organizaitons in the region
* an opportunity for me to learn about regional projects, challenges and opportunities in this part of the world
* a report to the community on what we learn
* plans for the future. It turns out that I will be back in Thailand in May for another event, and it is likely that that will be an occasion for a second convergence (and perhaps funding proposal) that will build on the opportunities uncovered in this one.

A note on governance and policy.

This is my first proposal for funding to the EnableFund.

As you know, I manage the EnableFund and moderate this Loomio group in connection with our 501(c)3 non-profit Rochester Enable Limited. For the past year, my conference and travel expenses in the service of e-NABLE have been underwritten by REL. However REL is currently low on funds, in part because I channeled a September donation of $10,000 to the EnableFund rather than to our own non-profit (ain't I great?).

SPC is working to encourage others to contribute to the EnableFund, and we have expressed the hope that worthy proposals from those who raise funds will be prioritized for funding via Enablio. Your timely support for this proposal will support this strategy (and allow me to proceed with bookings!)

As ever, comments welcome!

JS

Jon Schull started a proposal Thu 24 Jan 2019

Approve an EnableFund grant of $2000 for a February e-NABLE Convergence in Thailand and Cambodia. Closed Thu 31 Jan 2019

Outcome
by Jon Schull Thu 31 Jan 2019

Thanks everyone for the speedy and energizing approval of the proposal. The trip is coming together nicely!

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Bob Rieger
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Thu 24 Jan 2019

Very useful "missionary" work!

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Thanos Mitzifiris
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Peter Binkley
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Thu 24 Jan 2019

Thai Reach is an amazing chapter. Happy to support their efforts.

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Fri 25 Jan 2019

<3

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Adam Armfield Thu 24 Jan 2019

A little off topic..however i saw a note above saying funds were low. What ever happened to the US$660K grant from google?

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Jon Schull Thu 24 Jan 2019

That's a long story from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

It became a grant to Enable Community Foundation which changed its mission and became LimbForge which has recently been acquired by Victoria Hand Project.

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Adam Armfield Thu 24 Jan 2019

Thanks for explaining john.

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Shashi Thu 24 Jan 2019

Jon, besides a report out, could you generate an artifact that the wider community can use? As an example, guidance on how to work with amputees, or similar.

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Jon Schull Thu 24 Jan 2019

@shashi As a matter of fact, James Quilty shared the attached PDF with me just yesterday. I will be working with him and Donna Zimmerman to create a view of the e-NABLE Devices map that features current options like this, and will look for additional opportunities to work with him and Ben Rubin to develop other community-reusable artifacts from the trip.

JB

Jacquin Buchanan Fri 25 Jan 2019

The link to detailed proposal seems to require permissions.