Awareness campaign through Birthday Calendars
“Fundashon Alton Paas” has started a campaign to raise awareness about the life with spinal cord injury. The awareness is through birthday calendars. A birthday calendar as usual is a calendar where birthdates can be noted to remember you birthdays of family, loved ones, etc.
The contents that Fundashon Alton Paas has added to the birthday calendar are:
• 12 Original photo made of 3 persons with spinal cord injury
• 12 Original quote inspired by Alton Paas
These will be aligning so that every month will have a picture and a quote that will represent a specific month in a year.
The birthday calendar will put the person in Curacao with disability (especially spinal cord injury) more in picture. A person who is born and lived without disability and because of an unexpected situation is now in a disability situation.
Many times limited thoughts in this situation may cause feelings of shame for a person with disability here in the community of Curacao with the result that he will hide himself.
In this situation of disability in Curacao we must live with the facts that our community still lacks a high grade of acceptance and respect for persons with a disability because of a spinal cord injury. That’s why awareness is part of the objectives of our foundation to achieve an enhancement of the grade of acceptance and respect in our community.
The photos and quotes put more emphasis on the happy and positive sights to inspire all those who have a spinal cord injury and give the hope that there will be always great possibilities in life. Besides, the community of Curacao can see and learn that a person with spinal cord injury also has a life and can live this life equal to or more complete than a person without limitations.
With the above mentioned ‘Fundashon Alton Paas’ shall
– inspire others with spinal cord injury that sometimes when you have less you can achieve more;
– inspire also those who do not have any kind of physical limitations but sometimes put limitations for themself, that they also can achieve more.
We are all human beings and we have our difficulties. This birthday calendar exists therefore, to inspire humankind as a whole and additionally fulfill our slogan ‘without limitations’.
The birthday calendar has 2 sizes, a wall calendar with A4 size and by opening it, it turns to an A3 size. The other one is a desktop size and they have a symbolic prize of fl. 30,=. Initially this price was intended to cover expenses of our first project for the 3 young men with SCI. Now there are still calendars available to purchase. The income will be used to help the foundation to achieve its goals.
The campaign was launched through the baptism of the calendar on February 23, 2013. After this date all calendars were obtainable at Bookshops, Samsom – Bruna – Mensing Caminada – Beep Beep Rio Canario, Public activities such as ‘Marshe di Salu’, Queensday Celebration and Food Festival, Activities organized by the foundation itself, like information night and day of sale.