Welcome to 2012, TEDx-ers! Over the holiday season, we got in touch with some inspiring people, and to get the year started with a buzz, we’d like to introduce you to the first of many speakers for TEDxGranta, Alive & Kicking: David Constantine MBE, co-founder of Motivation.
Motivation is a charity that works to improve the quality of life of people with mobility impairment. One of the ways they do this is by designing and building affordable wheelchairs for people in developing countries. David himself is wheelchair dependent, following a diving accident in 1982, and his work is understandably filled with deep personal significance. Following his accident, David studied at Oxford Brookes University and at the Royal College of Art (Industrial Design).
David has worked tirelessly to develop an enterprise that began as a student project into a sustainable charity that gives disabled people in the developing world access to a wheelchair that is specifically suited to their disability, need and environment.
On the 9th of March 2012, David will be sharing insights into what he does, and how he got to where he is today, but if you fancy a sneak preview of one aspect of Motivation’s work, here’s a litte snippet to whet your appetite.
(A limited number of early bird tickets for TEDxGranta are available until the end of January)