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Hands-On

  • By Fang Liu · Regional Head Office (CHINA Head Office), China

 

Hands-On

Main aim of the charity

“Hands On” started in Dec 2015.We aim to use innovative technology to meet the needs for the minorities.3D printing is the first technology we choose, and prosthetic hand is our first application. Our current operation model is that we are cooperating with different companies running CSR workshops for their employees, where all the incomes from the workshops will be used for giving out customized prosthetic arms to disabled kids for free. Up to September 2019, we have delivered 117 free prosthetic arms which helped 72 children and their family across China.

How the employee got involved and why

I have always been very passionate about equality as a social cause. Years ago, one of my friend, a film director, was shooting a film about a country lady who learned 3D printing herself to print a prosthetic arm for her handicapped son. After the filming, she passed on the 3D printer that she crowd founded and told us, it’s very hard for her to share this with more people single-handed but she wish the tech-solution could be shared with more people in need. Therefore, few friends came up together and found this social program called Hands on. Hands-on is committed to give out customized 3D printed prosthetic for kids who are in need 100% Free of charge. Later on, I joined the organization because I strongly believe in what they are doing and the positive impact it created to the society.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Hands-on is a fully volunteers-led organization that committed to provide free customized 3D printed prosthetic for kids between the ages of 3-14. Meanwhile, the organization is also putting a lot of efforts in promoting the awareness on how innovative technology assisting under privileged social groups. My job in the organization is engage and attract more 3D designers and engineers to deliver prosthetic for our receiver.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

On the one hand, being able to stand on the stage and share the social cause itself with more people would be a great chance to promote the program and potentially reach out to more people in need. On the other hand, the winner prize fund that will be given to the organization would mean a lot to both the organization as well as the disabled kids. It means more Prosthetic hands would be delivered to those under privileged children and more families would see the hope.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

During my time working here with Hand-on, I am being a volunteer meanwhile being empowered and inspired myself. I found a way that I can make the world a little bit better every day. DHLs’ Got Heart is not simply an award to me, it’s a chance to bring two of my favorite organization to do something really significant to the society. To really making a positive social impact happen. And for me, that means a great sense of fulfillment.

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