DEKNA’s Efforts to Provide Affordable Prosthetic Devices for Children Affected by the Tigray War
The Tigray war has caused widespread harm, including thousands of children who have become victims of physical impediments. DEKNA is committed to helping these children by providing them with access to affordable and sustainable prosthetic devices.
To address this challenge, DEKNA is researching the feasibility and affordability of 3D printers for upper limb prostheses. A pilot project using an Ender 3D-printer has shown promising results, and we will continue to evaluate its suitability for children. This pilot project is being executed in collaboration with HPN & Haben Tigray.
Our goal is to provide children with prosthetic devices that fit their needs and help them regain their independence. By using 3D printing technology, we hope to make prosthetic devices more accessible and affordable, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.
In addition to our 3D printing initiative, DEKNA also supports other organizations and initiatives that help children with physical impediments. We believe that every child deserves access to the resources and services they need to overcome physical challenges and live a healthy and active life.
If you would like to support our efforts to help children with physical impediments, please consider making a donation or contacting us to learn about volunteer opportunities. Together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of these children and their families.