Rob Buchanan, Director
PO Box 94
Kerikeri, Northland 0230
Type of Organization
ID: CC32353 NZ Charity
Type: Non Govt Org NGO
Regions: Africa, Asia
Countries: Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, India, Nepal, Philippines
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Those challenging disabilities and disability service providers
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: Sometimes
Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Funding, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Medical / Surgical Care, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.
Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians, Lay Persons, Nurses, Therapists
Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies, Other: Hearing aids, used prostheses
General Background Information
Founded in 1991 by Rob Buchanan
Total volunteers to date: 10
Annual average volunteer participation: 10
Total recipients of care to date: 10000
Annual average recipients of care: 3000
This organization has a business/financial relationship with another Non-Profit organization.
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
MEND supports partners and projects that help people with disabilities gain mobility, education, employment through skills' training, hearing and to gain dignity in their communities.
Additional Information & Comments
We have started a new programme also called KoolSkool that links teachers in developed countries with needy students in remote parts of developing countries.
We use skype to connect caring, retired teachers and skilled people to share knowledge with youth via Skype video. And plan to set up KoolSkools in hospitals and rehabilitation centres where kids and youth may not have access to education.