The World CP Day Awards showcase the best examples of projects or campaigns that have created real progress to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy – at a community, national or international level.
It was wonderful to see the scope and vision of the work that is being achieved by individuals and organizations to improve the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and their families.
We are grateful for the work of all our nominees and hope that you will be part of the Awards again in 2019.
Major Prizes of $2,000 and Merit Prizes of $1,000 were awarded across the 6 categories. They all represent achievements with clear goals, measurable outcomes, and lasting benefits for people with cerebral palsy. We are delighted to share these success stories with you.
A number of the projects received High Commendations and everyone who entered received a Certificate of Participation.
Major Award Winners
Bringing together a wide variety of stakeholders, the Calgary Ability Network (CAN) in Canada works to collectively impact the quality of life for people living with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disabilities. Its work in the area of Civil Rights has earned CAN a World Cerebral Palsy Day Major Award.
Satya Special School in India is ‘Reaching the Unreached’ through its home-based intervention program. It takes therapies, education and advocacy to where they’re needed most. The Reaching the Unreached project’s work providing Medical - Therapeutic interventions to children with CP has earned Satya Special School a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Major Award.
Bira Kadima is an innovative home brewing project with an 'after taste', designed to engage adults with CP and build their capacity across a number of areas, including employment, social inclusion and self-efficacy. It is a project run by Tsad Kadima, the Association for Conductive Education in Israel. For its work in the area of Contribution, including Employment, Bira Kadima has won a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Major Award.
The SERÇEV Inclusive Vocational and Technical High School is the first of its kind in Turkey. It not only teaches vocational and technical skills, but also social inclusion and disability awareness. SERÇEV has earned a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Major Award for their progressive work in the area of Education.
Acarinhar, the Association of the Families and Friends of Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) of Cabo Verde, has spearheaded a national movement to break the silence on CP through raising awareness, the provision of services and social inclusion. For their tireless work improving the Quality of Life for children with CP in Cabo Verde, Acarinhar has been presented with a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Major Award.
Not-for-profit organisation Instituto Nossa Casa has developed a suite of animated video productions about cerebral palsy (CP) and pediatric stroke. They’ve become an engaging and important vehicle for knowledge translation. For this work, Nossa Casa has won the 2018 World Cerebral Palsy Day Public Awareness Award.
Merit Award Winners
The Association in Favor of People with Cerebral Palsy (APAC) I.A.P. works tirelessly in the area of detection and early intervention for children with a high neurological risk of triggering a disability due to birth conditions. For their work in the Medical-Therapeutic field, APAC has been awarded a 2018 World Cerebral Palsy Day Merit Award.
Malamulele Onward NPC is a non-profit organisation is dedicated to improving the lives of children with CP in South Africa; achieving this by training therapists in effective therapy and support practices. For their work improving the quality of Medical-Therapeutic care for children with CP, the organization has been awarded a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Merit Award.
The Nathan Ebanks Foundation is improving care provisions for Jamaican children with cerebral palsy (CP) through a Rehabilitation Aide Support training program. Its work in the Medical/Therapeutic field has earned the Nathan Ebanks Foundation a World CP Day 2018 Merit Award.
Sukumani Dream is making assistive devices accessible and affordable for children with cerebral palsy (CP) in South Africa. For their work towards improving the Quality of Life for children with CP, Sukumani Dream was awarded a 2018 World Cerebral Palsy Day Merit Award.
AfriKids has been improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy (CP) in the northern regions of Ghana through advocacy work and rehabilitation services. For improving the Quality of Life for these children, AfriKids Ghana was awarded a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Merit Award.
BOSK Association of people with a physical disability undertook a research project exploring the life experiences of adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). This information has been used to build a knowledge bank and to inform participation strategies in healthcare, sports and schooling.
Mexican adults with cerebral palsy (CP) are enjoying productive, meaningful lives thanks to the training, employment and social inclusion services provided by Mentes con Alas. The organisation has received a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Merit Award because of the tremendous contribution its services make to the CP community.
The Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy (SGCP) Nepal runs a number of programs helping people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families access much needed services and support for an independent life. SGCP has been awarded a World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018 Merit Award for improving the Quality of Life for children and adults with CP.
About the World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards
The World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards are for projects or campaigns that have created real progress to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy.
They are open to individuals and not-for-profit organizations from any country in the world.
There are 6 categories. Each reflects a key issue that affects the lives and aspirations of people with cerebral palsy:
Download the World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards 2018 Media Release [PDF]