City of therapy

The Carpenters’ Son Foundation board members Fred Doeze Jager and René Kolsters, together with his son Thomas, travelled to Jordan at the end of June 2021 to meet people from the foundation’s network, and to make an inventory of potential projects. Below you will find the seventh part of their travel report:

Brother Andrew started setting up a rehabilitation center after his retirement from HLID. Its purpose was to help mainly deaf, deafblind and amputees via technology. Andrews dream was to enable global communication between deafblind people via haptic technology. 

He met Dr. Ammar, who had started a center for physiotherapy called City of Therapy. They collaborated on building an extra floor for deafblind, to set a first step towards the rehabilitation center.

Picture: A girl with cerebral palsy in Dr. Ammar’s clinic

Unfortunately, this stopped after Brother Andrew’s passing. The Carpenter’s Son Foundation decided to visit Dr. Ammar because the cooperation between the two took place in recent times. For all of the people involved, this was a first contact

Dr. Ammar provided a tour through the multiple story building, where several children received daycare therapy. The therapy is mainly focused on helping children with cerebral palsy, but attention is also given to speech therapy and alternative cure. 

Dr. Ammar showed the plans he and Brother Andrew made, and especially showed what Brother Andrew taught him in only a few months. It was great to see those children receiving support. A link with deaf and deafblind doesn’t seem to be present, but we were able to look into Brother Andrews activities for the rehabilitation center. 

rital in de kliniek

A girl with cerebral palsy in Dr. Ammar’s clinic