Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!

by Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan
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Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
Put people with disabilities in the driving seat!
May 28, 2019

Growth and Changes

Union Council Office
Union Council Office

Ever since I started managing The Rickshaw Project, I have been busy getting myself acquainted to the processes and revising our SOPs.

A few updates since our last report:

Revision of SOPS & Stakeholder Feedback 

We have streamlined our recruitment program. From identification of a needful person with disability to training and handing over of rickshaws. We have also set up a monthly group meeting with the drivers and my team, in which they share their experiences with each other. This is also an opportunity for the drivers to discuss and give feedback, which we employ for TRP.

Sensitization and Awareness Sessions 

Team TRP with the assistance of NOWPDP’s outreach department held a sensitization session in one of Karachi’s many marginalized and disenfranchised communities. The session was held in the Union Councillor’s office in Machar Colony (Fisherman’s Colony). This colony is perhaps one of the biggest colony in Karachi, with lanes wide enough only for 2 people abreast to walk in. Our rickshaws with their skilled drivers proved useful in navigating those lanes and reaching our destination.


We educated the attendees of the session as to what we as an NGO do and invited the disabled of the community to visit our offices.

Marketing & Celebrity Rides 

In the month of April, Danish Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Rolf Holmboe, visited our office. We took him around Karachi like a true Karachiite in our hand-controlled rickshaw driven by our colleague with disability (video attached).

Growth of the Fleet 

TRP has been able to meet its targets of expanding its fleet. In the last 3 months we have been able to add 3 more rickshaws – taking our total to 10 rickshaws. Training for 3 potential drivers is underway and pretty soon they will be on the road.

Proposed business growth in Health and Waste Management sector 

We are currently in the planning stage of developing rickshaws besides the ride hailing model. We are working on these other opportunities in order to expand on our SDG goals profile. Currently the options we are working on are Waste Management, Ambulance Rickshaw (for hard to reach areas) and Water tanked rickshaw, but more on that later.

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Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Twitter: @NOWPDP
Project Leader:
Omair Ahmad
Executive Officer
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

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