Walk for Life is an Action on Poverty Partner, treating children with clubfoot in Bangladesh.
Walk for Life enables children born with clubfoot to run, walk and play. With free, non-surgical treatment, children can reach their full potential, and have the best possible chance at escaping the poverty cycle.
In Bangladesh, 3,500 children are born with clubfoot every year. Access to treatment for poor families, lack of awareness in the community, and lack of training for medical professionals are all barriers that prevent many from seeking treatment.
We work with Walk for Life in Bangladesh to:
offer free treatment for children with clubfoot using non-surgical techniques (Ponseti method)
educate doctors, nurses and physiotherapists
improve awareness of clubfoot and its treatment
reduce the stigma around clubfoot.
Partnership with Action on Poverty
Walk for Life is an official Action on Poverty (AOP) partner and as Walk For Life does not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in its own right, relies on AOP’s DGR endorsed status by the ATO. Therefore any donations to support the activities of Walk For Life must be made through AOP in order to be tax deductible. While AOP will endeavour to comply with the wishes of the donor, AOP retains discretion at all times whether or not to distribute donated property in accordance with the preference expressed by the donor. AOP allows donations to be used only for benevolent activities. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.