Commitment to Action

Walkabout Rehabilitation Centers: Taking Wheelchairs One Step Further

Commitment by

Walkabout Foundation

In 2016, the Walkabout Foundation committed to establish Walkabout Rehabilitation Centers in Haiti, Kenya and India, which will focus on tackling the problems that people with disabilities (PWDs) face in the developing world. The Walkabout Centers will not only provide rehabilitation services, but will also serve as havens for social and economic empowerment, by providing wheelchair riders with vocational training and a community hub for educational and personal development. In this way, Walkabout will also attack the persistent stigma attached to disability in the developing world and remove the obstacles facing PWDs to living a meaningful life, ultimately impacting more than 30,000 individuals.

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Commitment

Walkabout Rehabilitation Centers: Taking Wheelchairs One Step Further

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,770,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia, Africa

Countries

HAITI, INDIA, KENYA

Commitment by

Walkabout Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Ability People, India, United Disabled Persons of Laikipia, Kenya, Partners In Health