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Wheelchairs for Disabled Refugee Children

by Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Wheelchairs for Disabled Refugee Children

Summary

PROJECT OVERVIEW A. Problem Statement According to official figures, the percentage of all types of disabilities in Jordan is 13% of the population, of which approximately 35% are handicapped. In a country of almost nine and a half million, one and a quarter million people suffer in one way or another from one type of disability, including more than 400,000 disabled people. Being a host country to many refugees from Palestine, Syria, Iraq and other neighboring countries, there are rising nu

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Challenge

According to official figures, the percentage of all types of disabilities in Jordan is 13% of the population, of which approximately 35% are handicapped. In a country of almost nine and a half million, one and a quarter million people suffer in one way or another from one type of disability, including more than 400,000 disabled people. Being a host country to many refugees from Palestine, Syria, Iraq and other neighboring countries, there are rising numbers of disabilities that are linked to mo

Solution

1. Distribution of 300 wheelchairs to vulnerable beneficiaries. 2. Supporting disabled people to become more mobile. 3. Improve physical activity and health of patients with disabilities 4. Assisting the disabled to have self-reliance and independence. 5. Training through therapists to improve beneficiaries' understanding of use and maintenance of the wheelchair.

Long-Term Impact

Bring independence to disabled and handicapped refugee children who do not go to school because of their lack of mobility. These chairs will bring to them and their families a greater degree of independence and the ability to attend school and other activities that they currently not able to do without a wheelchair. This will impact their lives significantly in the long-term by providing them access to education and potentially employment in the future.

Resources

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Organization Information

Palestine Children's Relief Fund

Location: Kent, OH - USA
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Project Leader:
Steve Sosebee
Kent, OH United States

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