Thank you very much for your kind contribution to help us put people with disabilities in the driving seat through the Rickshaw Project. While our first rickshaw prototype is still in the development phase, this brief update highlights the recent progress. Apart from a major mechanical overhaul, we have successfully added:
Apart from a complete beautification of the prototype rickshaw, there will be addition of:
We are also aiming to initiate our work to build an R&D Workshop in January that will provide free consultancy to 100 persons with disabilities for making retrofitted motorcycles and rickshaws. Please contritute in the project to realize the dream of making an accessible society; kindly let your friends and loved ones know about it as well.
Thank you very much.
The Rickshaw Project is a needed approach to the technical issues of making auto-rickshaws accessible both to drivers and to passengers with disabilities. The project also provides a valuable opportunity to test this approach as a service model which would include a focus on disabled passengers as well as drivers with limited mobility. I wish you every success as you move forward with this project”
Tom RickertExecutive Director, Access Exchange InternationalBoard Member, GAATES (Canada)Board Member, International Centre for Accessible Transportation (ICAT, Canada)
Employee of the Month
Based on our rating-based performance appraisal, Imran Abdullah is the employee of the month. A post-polio affectee, Imran is our rickshaw retrofitting expert.
Major Activities in October
Major Activities for Next Month
Major Activities in September
Based on our rating-based performance appraisal, Imran Abdullah is the employee of the month. Imran joined The Rickshaw Project as a Project Driver and he has recently been promoted as Supervisor.
Greetings from The Rickshaw Project.
We are extremely grateful to you for helping us to realize the idea of advocating the rights of people with disabilities through a dial-a-rickshaw service. The idea that we nurtured from your sincere contributions is being recognized across Pakistan.
Following are the things that have occurred during the last three months (June – August 2014):
The aforementioned things could not have been realized without your contributions. These contributions are now required more than ever before. Although, we are quite successful in making people aware about this service, but we still do need funds to support our operations and to make The Rickshaw Project a successful model.
We will be delighted to have your inputs, queries, ideas, recommendations that you may send by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support the project by contributing in this social initiative and let your friends/loved-ones know about The Rickshaw Project, as well.
Amin Amir Andani
Project Officer – Operations
The Rickshaw Project
Gradually, the notion of people with disabilities offering a dial-a-rickshaw service is getting public receptiveness. With more customers and partners, we are moving towards our aim of making the project sustainable. During the last three months, the entire team of the Rickshaw Project has managed to attain the following goals:
We hope to have your continued support in future as well to steer us forward our journey of mainstreaming the people with disabilities.
The Rickshaw Project Team
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