The Helping Hand
SDG Goal: Reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Inequality within and among countries is a persistent cause for concern. Despite a few positive signs toward reducing inequality in some dimensions, such as reducing relative income inequality in some countries and preferential trade status benefiting lower-income countries, inequality still persists.
Problem the Helping Hand addresses:
There are approximately 300,000 landmine-related amputees in the third world today; 20% of those are children. If there is need a hand for other reasons there are at least 1 million people in need. There are estimated to be 50,000 landmine related amputees in Cambodia alone based on UN statistics.
The people impacted are usually unable to afford to a working prosthesis and the cheapest option costs about $3,000 (in Australia prosthesis can cost up to $70,000)
What is the task?
In approximately an hour, assemble a prosthetic hand following the instruction manual provided.
Event Date: Eary November
Duration of event: 1 hour per time zone
3-4 Employees/Volunteers who are interested in assembling a prosthetic hand, and devote around 10 hours from preparation to complete the Challenge.
A laptop that has a speaker and microphone, which can get online and able to conduct video conferencing.
A conference room/ classroom/ indoor space that is suitable for video conferencing.
Sponsors: Lions Club of Hong Kong IFC
Design Thinking Sustainability Global Communities
Sponsorship Amount: $5000 (USD)