Rotary club of Pune Metro has been conducting Jaypur / Modular Foot camp consecutively for last 8 years.
Idea of this project came into my mind while discussing with one of my friends. He told me that he has donated cost of two Jaypur foots to one of the NGOs called as Bharat Vikas Parishad, in the memory of his mother. I approached Bharat Vikas Parishad to check if we can do this as our Rotary club project, for which they agreed for.
In the first year we selected Apang Kalyan Kendra, Wanwadi for conducting this project, where more than 250 residential “दिव्यांग” boys & girls (underprivileged) were staying. We did two days RYLA & Jaypur foot camp together.
This project consists of two camps. One for measurement and the other for actual fitting of the Jaypur/ Modular foot. So far, 60 to 70 people have benefitted from this project every year.
In the last Rotary year, on 22nd May 2022, we had a successful Modular foot measurement camp along with our partners Bharat Vikas Parishad & Vatsalya Trust Mumbai. 55 people from all over Pune and nearby villages responded to our social media outreach.
The measurement procedure for each person takes about 10 minutes. The camp started at 9 am & last patient measurement completed by 4 pm. We provided Tea, biscuits & lunch to all the participants. Total 55 number of “दिव्यांग” measurement were completed. Till last year camp, we were giving normal Jaypur foot, but this year we have started giving advance modular foot, which is technologically advanced & very comfortable to use. In commercial market, the cost of these modular foot is @ Rs 50,000, which we give free of cost to needy people.