WHEELCHAIRS OPEN UP A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES
FOR OUR CHILDREN

PROGRAMS

WHERE WE WORK

THAILAND 

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand composed of Bangkok (a special administrative area) and 76 provinces with over 68 million people.

According to National Statistics Office 2012 Survey, nearly 1.5 million women and men in Thailand, or approximately 2.3 % of the population,
have a disability. A majority of people with disabilities in Thailand live in rural areas.

Figures from the Survey show that the number of persons with disabilities aged between 5 and 30 was 185,240 persons; nearly 85% of them
didn’t receive any level of education, and 75% of persons with disabilities over the age of 15 were unemployed.

YUNNAN, CHINA 

Yunnan is a province in Southwest China, bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. It has a population of 48 million and 60% are ethnic minorities.
The capital of the province is Kunming. Yunnan is China's fourth least developed province. The province is famed for its multitude of ethnic groups.
Of China's fifty-five officially recognized ethnic minorities, twenty-five can be found in Yunnan: about one-third of the population is not ethnic Han-Chinese.

Yunnan Vocational College of Special Education

Yunnan University (http://english.ynu.edu.cn/)

INDONESIA 

Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, consists of more than 17,000 islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (Papua). With over 267 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country.

WAFCAI’s service area (as of June 2020) is the Jakarta metropolitan area, known locally as Jabodetabek (Jakarta–Bogor–Depok–Tangerang–Bekasi). It is the most populous metropolitan area in Indonesia with more than 30 million people.

According to data of the Ministry of Social Affairs, as of 2010, total people with disabilities in Indonesia is: 11,580,117 persons, while according to data of the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, as of 2010 total people with disabilities is: 7,126,409 persons.

Due to the large population, many people with disabilities cannot access to assistive technology, such as wheelchairs. There is not enough number of wheelchairs for all those who are in need. .

WAFCAI Website (http://wafcai.or.id/)

WHAT WE DO

WHEELCHAIR PROJECT

WAFCA provides wheelchairs and assistive devices according to the 8-steps of World Health Organization Guidelines for the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings.

The Total Number of Wheelchairs Provided since 1999 (as of March 2020): 5,943 units
 Thailand: 3,542 units
 China (Beijing and Yunnan): 1,470 units
 Indonesia: 750 units
 Others: 181 units

EDUCATION PROJECT

WAFCA has a fund to provide scholarships and other educational services to be continuously granted until children with disabilities can participate in society.

Message from Students in China


The Total Number of Scholarships Provided since 2003 (as of March 2020):
2,538 scholarships
 Thailand: 2,212 scholarships
 China (Yunnan): 266 scholarships
 Indonesia: 60 scholarships

ACCESSIBILITY PROJECT

WAFCA promotes and provide wheelchair accessible environment for homes, schools, and communities of children with disabilities.

CAPACITY-DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

WAFCA organizes and provides capability development trainings with children with disabilities, their families and teachers, and communities.

WHEELCHAIR HOSPITAL PROJECT (JAPAN)

FUREAI PLAZA YUKISO, 1-2 Tsukasa-Cho, Kariya, Aichi
WAFCA’s Wheelchair Hospital is a small wheelchair maintenance workshop next to our office that provides wheelchair maintenance/
inspection/repair, collect unusable wheelchairs, and sells second-hand wheelchairs. We donate all the profits from the Wheelchair
Hospital to support new wheelchairs for children with disabilities in Thailand and Indonesia.
We sometimes ask individual volunteers to carry second-hand wheelchairs from Nagoya-Centrair International Airport, Japan to
Bangkok-Suvernabhumi International Airport, Thailand within the weight limit of their own check-in baggage.
We look for wheelchair maintenance and hand-carry volunteers!

Contact: 0566-23-5822 or wafca@jp.denso.com


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