Sovereign Military Hospitaller
Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta


National disability awareness week

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From 15 to 21 March the Order of Malta will work on behalf of people with physical disabilities. During this week, the Ordre de Malte France and its assistance units will develop initiatives for obtaining a greater awareness of the condition, plans and needs of these people.

On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March 2010 over 5000 volunteers will be activated throughout France. During the entire week, Ordre de Malte France will rely on people’s generosity to support projects for the disabled, such as automation systems for the home, education, sport, etc. Considerable resources are needed to purchase equipment and set up suitable structures and programmes.