Free Beach-Floating Wheelchair Launched For Women With Disabilities & People Of Determination

by Shrestha Purkayastha
Free Beach-Floating Wheelchair Launched For Women With Disabilities & People Of Determination

The history is filled with famously strong women. As an unstoppable collective force, women gained the right to vote, made countless major scientific breakthroughs, and raised whole generations. And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire. And that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears. One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. One such fierce example is the initiative undertaken for women who are physically challenged yet neither broken nor crumbled. They are daring. They are boldly athletic!

‘Beach Floating Wheelchair’ Is A Service Of Its Kind For Women

Women who are elderly or are physically challenged can now use floating wheelchairs at the Sharjah Ladies Club. Called the ‘Beach Floating Wheelchair’, the service is a first of its kind for Sharjah, enabling easy beach access and a safe swimming experience for those using it.

The Beach Floating Wheelchair Meets The International Standards Of Safety Requirements For Women

According to Shaikha Al Suwaidi, Director of the Strategic Planning office, the beach floating wheelchair meets the international standards of safety requirements with high-quality specifications. As it provides a smooth transition into the beach. It is designed with special standards that provide a balanced experience. Focusing on offering a comfortable seating position both on land and in the water. The club’s beach has also been fitted with special ramps to ease movement to the beach. To maintain the safety of the targeted group, the service includes all necessary precautions needed, while caretakers are required to be present at all times.

The Floating Wheelchairs Will Be Available As A Complimentary Service

Director-General Khawla Al Serkal shared that their unwavering position as a safe environment for their members underpins all the work that they do at Sharjah Ladies Club. By creating an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion. Supporting the campaign are entities such as Al Hamriya Municipality, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Dubai Community Development, Mothers of People of Determination Association ‘Hemmah’, the Sharjah Age-Friendly City and the Sharjah Social Services Department. The floating wheelchairs will be available as a complimentary service with prior reservation at any time for the elderly and people with disabilities. It is required to have a caregiver with the visitor at all times to prevent any unforeseen risks.