Americare OT Amy Mak Raising Funds To Support Growth of Occupational Therapy in Madagascar
One of our dedicated occupational therapists Amy Mak is doing a fundraiser to send 3 OT delegates from Madagascar to the upcoming World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Help us reach her goal of $6,000 by April 15th so that we can have more occupational therapists making a difference in the world!
Occupational therapy emerged as a well-respected profession in the U.S. over a decade ago, but had been non-existent in many third-world countries until recently. Last summer, Amy spent a month in Madagascar leading workshops for OT students while providing therapy in the community.
During her time, she experienced first-hand the lack of and need for therapy in the country. She started a fundraiser to support the growth of this profession by sending recent OT grads (and their professor) to an important event that will help them gain a better understanding of the profession and provide them an opportunity to network with other OTs from all over the world. Click here to learn more and to donate to this important cause.