WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.
As part of its ongoing effort to address and mitigate the suffering caused by the Syrian refugee crisis, WRF Lebanon has just completed a 6 month $515,000 grant from The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The grant to WRF Lebanon had wide ranging and immediate effects on the ground. The direct actions of the project supported and aided more than 720 people with disabilities, the majority of whom were women and children. Overall, 65 % of … read more
Later in summer 2017, WRF and ProsthetiKa will be undertaking another multidisciplinary rehabilitation assistance and training project in the Ukraine.
The goal of this project is to improve the lives of disabled people by enabling them to participate in adaptive sports and recreational activities. Furthermore, by publicizing the accomplishments of the participants, we hope to ultimately improve inclusion of persons with disabilities into employment and social arenas.
The team being sent to Ukraine will include prosthetists, OTs, PTs, and an … read more
The World Rehabilitation Fund is pleased to announce that Philip Greven has joined the WRF team as Director of Development. Philip comes to us with more than 15 years of fundraising experience, most recently as Director of Institutional Giving for International House, a 93 year old institution dedicated to training the next generation of global leaders, where he was responsible for all corporate and foundation relationships. Prior to that, he was the Development Manager for the Adopt-A-Minefield and HERO campaigns … read more