The temporary building of the Child Wellness Center, which will provide free services to children who lost their limbs in the earthquake, has been placed in service. The center offers free orthotics, prostheses, wheelchairs, physical therapy, and psychological rehabilitation services to children and young people up to the age of 21 who have been affected by disasters and calamities within the borders of the Republic of Turkey. Additionally, an important mission of the center is to prepare and educate children for disasters, develop projects tailored to their needs, and conduct scientific research on relevant topics.
Initiated by the leadership of the Office of the President of Çukurova University and supported by the Çukurova University-Industry Collaboration Foundation, the Turkish Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, Turkish Pediatric Association, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations in collaboration with the Hüsnü Özyeğin Foundation, the Bridge to Turkey Fund, the Turkish Philanthropy Funds, and the Banks Association of Turkey, the Child Wellness Center provides comprehensive care and rehabilitation services for children and young people up to the age of 21, affected by the February 6th earthquakes throughout the country.
Considering all the needs of children and their families, the center, with its 800 square-meter building founded on a 1,500 square-meter area, will provide services with all the necessary equipment and facilities for physical and psychological rehabilitation.