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World Education over the past twenty years has improved emergency medical care, vocational opportunities, and the economic status of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) accident survivors and people with disabilities in UXO impacted provinces in Laos. The Lao TEAM Project will combine World Education’s successful experience in assisting Lao UXO survivors and people with disabilities with WEI’s understanding of how to manage sub-grants, to build the capacity of local organizations, and to coordinate local and international organizations working for the same purpose.
World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 22 countries. World Education's training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. World Education is a leader in building the skills, knowledge and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.
When Motivation Romania Foundation (MRF) met Marius, he was shy, not ready to use a wheelchair, and still looking for explanations. One year later, Marius left the MRF sports camp with a gold medal for wheelchair basketball and archery.
Sum Srey Norng is a 15 year old female who lives with her parents and 4 siblings in Bor Em Village, Rominh Commune, Koh Andeth District, Ta Keo Province, Cambodia. In April 2014, she was in a traffic accident when she crossed a road to collect lotus roots and fruit to sell.
Nakuru County, through the Ministry of Health, has launched a global pilot project of delivering wheelchairs to individuals in need. ACCESS (Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Services and Support) is supported by the Wold Vision, Motivation and USAID in partnership with Association for Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) and the Kenya government.
UCP Wheels for Humanity staff participated in startup meetings for the El Salvador portion of the USAID-funded ACCESS (Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support) project from June 24-26 and Nicaragua from July 1-3. ACCESS aims to strengthen and develop the wheelchair sector across five countries including Kenya, India, Nicaragua, Romania, and El Salvador.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), World Vision will enable more than 1,900 people with disabilities including victims of war, especially women and girls, to attain and maintain maximum independence. The project will catalyze and invest in existing government and NGO initiatives to remove key barriers to improved service provision in the short and long term with a special focus on women and girls.