The Congress Committee received many requests for funding from OTs who, because of financial reasons, had difficulty in attending Congress 2010. Through the generosity of a range of groups, associations and individuals, who contributed funds for Grants. WFOT has been able to assist congress delegates who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend Congress 2010. We would like to acknowledge the generosity of many of our participants and organizations from around the world who have donated funds towards the WFOT Grants Programme, and helped 15 of our colleagues from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, India and Bangladesh to join us here in Santiago!

Feedback from Grant Participants

Prakash Kumar
It was around 11 O'clock in the morning when I arrived at Santiago Airport, unknown city and the different language, created a little hesitation. Anyway I did my formalities and finally reached the conference venue.

First thing what I got their was my card then the warm welcome by Denise Broeren. Then after the inaugural speech by different scholar and meeting with other associates, I realized the attachment here which was greater than the bonding of any language and region.

As I am writing this piece, the conference is almost done and at this moment I describe this event as the best experience of my life at the personal as well as professional front. …  read more


Md. Aminul Hoque Chowdhoury
Dear Cristiance Mentrup,

This is Md. Aminul Hoque Chowdhoury, an occupational therapist from Bangladesh who presented a paper at WFOT Congress 2010 in Santiago, Chile. I am ever grateful to you for funding me to attend at the congress. It was an exciting experience for me as well as for my colleagues. It is one of the most learning experiences of my life. I have learnt many things about diversity of occupational therapy practices around the world from the congress. I am sharing those experiences with my colleagues as well as with the upcoming students. They are being excited to hear from me and they are also being inspired to do more research for presenting at next congress. …  read more