Who is AAR, WCD?
The Association for Aids and Relief, Wheel Chair for Development (AAR, WCD) is a local NGO which was established with an aim to provide services to persons with reduced mobilities so that they are able to participate in the social activities. It was first established in 1994 as a project of a japanese NGO called AAR Japan. It was later localized as local NGO in 4th October, 2006 to succeed the project. Since then it has been run by a Cambodian teamwhich includes the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
AAR, WCD is now in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior (MoL) and working in partnership with Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSVY) of Royal Government of Cambodia. AAR, WCD represents persons with reduced mobilities in rural Cambodia who were made disabled by war, mine, unexploded ordnace, diseases, birth defects and traffic accident.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We produce wheelchairs and assitive devices in our workshop in Phnom Penh and distribute them to PWDs living in the provinces of Kandal, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampong Thom, Svay Rieng, Battambang, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri. In addition, we repair wheelchairs, provide basic training to PWDs to facilitate the use of the device through follow-ups and actively conduct referral to other services depending on the difficulties faced by each beneficiary.
Every person with physical disabilities has full and equal right to participate in social development activities through mobility improvement.
To deliver wheelchairs and assistive devices to every person with physical disability in order to promote and support them to participate in economic ans social development activities with self-esteem.
People with physical disabilities will improve mobility, social participation and living condition by using wheelchairs and assistive devices. The target areas will be enlarged such as Kandal, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampong Thom, Svay Rieng, Battambang, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri provinces.
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