What's the Deal?
The ‘Around The Pearl’ ride is organized by Jetwing Adventures, on behalf of the Wheels For Wheels Foundation and works in partnership with the Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (CPLF) to facilitate the wheelchair project for the children with Cerebral Palsy.
Since its inception in 2014, ATP has raised substantial funds and donated over 1900 wheelchairs in 20 districts as an initial step towards reaching the herculean challenge of providing 10,000 wheelchairs.
What is cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition that affects muscle control and movement. It is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth (Scope, 2014). It is one of the most prevalent physical disabilities in childhood ‐ globally almost 17 million people have CP. Although no scientific research has been done on the prevalence of CP in Sri Lanka, research carried out globally into the prevalence of CP (Gladstone, 2010) suggests that the prevalence in Sri Lanka may be at least 0.2%. This means that there are likely to be more than 40,000 persons in Sri Lanka with this condition (Sunday Times, 2011).Read More
About wheels for wheels
Around The Pearl is an initiative of Wheels for Wheels, a charity with the ultimate goal of donating 10,000 wheelchairs to children with Cerebral Palsy. This is an ambitious and daunting target but Wheels for Wheels strongly believes that helping alleviate even some of the pain and suffering children with CP endure every day, is worth all the effort. Hopefully with the help of concerned citizens like you, we can make a genuine difference in their lives.