April 19, 2022
In just two weeks, the EnableMe Foundation created a Ukrainian-language information platform for helping people with disabilities and their families. At www.enableme.com.ua/ua, anyone can receive information about physical and mental health, first aid contacts and all necessary services, as well as access to communication within the community of peers and experts.
"Ukrainian people with disabilities need this platform to be able not only to establish contacts, but also share experiences with people who have already faced certain specific problems. Till now all the necessary information has been posted separately – on separate sites and portals, rather than on a single convenient platform, and constant communication between people with disabilities has been extremely difficult. But EnableMe is able to change this situation, and we will do everything possible to improve the lives of Ukrainian people with disabilities", said project manager Oleksandra Zhurakhivska.
The initiative of the Swiss company was willingly supported by relevant organizations working in the field of assistance to people with disabilities in Ukraine, government organizations and Ukrainian volunteers, who helped to open the space for Ukrainian disabled people EnableMe as soon as possible. Everyone is still invited to join the EnableMe initiative to collect and provide all the necessary information in the most convenient form to those people who are least protected during the war – people with disabilities.
Ukraine is home to 2.7 million people with disabilities, including 162,000 children (January 2021, State Statistics Service of Ukraine). This vulnerable group is in special need during the attacks, as well as due to limited medical care, and will unfortunately grow daily due to war injuries. With each additional day of war, the need for information, guidance and help grows. EnableMe will support people with disabilities with targeted information and an exchange platform.
It is important that information for Ukrainian people with disabilities is provided in two languages: official Ukrainian and Russian, which is also widely spoken in Ukraine, so that citizens of our country from any city can communicate comfortably. We note officially: the company EnableMe does not operate in Russia and the Russian-language version of the platform is designed exclusively for citizens of Ukraine.