The ALMA Project was created by Margaret Johnson, when she was a senior nursing student, in 2019. Margaret has been working with children in India since 2015. Working mainly with children having disabilities, she is passionate about bringing the tools and treatment plans available in the US to children in India. In 2018, Margaret developed a fundraiser called "Cookies4Kids" which raised more than 3,000 dollars for The New Delhi Children’s Hospital and Research Center (NDCHRC). During the summer months of nursing school, Margaret went to work with NDCHRC. Her work there, after experiencing the US healthcare system, exposed the drastic differences in the quality of care, facilities, and treatments available. The ALMA Project was created to increase the ability to raise funds and awareness for the betterment of children in India and other low resource countries.
The ALMA Project’s fundraising will provide funding and support to organizations promoting early intervention for children with disabilities. The ALMA Project will also participate in local events and activities that promote the well being of children across the globe. We plan to provide information to increase public knowledge regarding persons with disabilities and other serious health complications.
Early Intervention is crucial for children with both physical and mental disability and there is very little attention being given to bring intervention to children suffering in India and around the world. Providing children with disability or illness early treatment plays a pivotal role in minimizing the overall effect of a child’s impairment while maximizing productivity and quality of life. Therapy plays a crucial role in this and requires patients to be seeing on a minimum of a weekly basis. The goal of the ALMA project is to supply funding to help to keep centers around India running with up to date equipment and advanced treatment knowledge in order to help as many children as possible. I will personally be working as a nurse while overseeing treatment and operations. I will help maintain both quality of treatment and increased accessibility and awareness for these children.
I am asking for your help to provide critical funding needed to help me in this mission, which aims to make a difference in the lives of the almost 8 million children in India suffering from untreated and undertreated disabilities
Thank you for your consideration,
Margaret Anne Johnson