WRF believes that all people, regardless of disability, have the right to participate fully in their communities, to attain education and viable employment.
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
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
It is with great sadness that we at the World Rehabilitation Fund learned of the passing of George Benjamin. He was a long-time supporter of WRF who served as Vice-Chair of the Board for many years. We will miss him and cherish his memory. We extend our warmest wishes to his beloved family and friends. Fondly, the WRF Team.
When Frantz, who is now 34 years old, was 10, he contracted polio. The illness affected both limbs, but primarily caused injury to the right leg. He was provided an orthotic device by the orthotic technician from Ecole St. Vincent, a program that was developed many years ago with the assistance of WRF and was then the only such program in Haiti.
A few months after Bethsina was born the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, hitting her house and resulting in a wall falling on her. When she was able to be rescued and taken to the hospital, it was found that it was necessary to amputate her right leg above the knee. Following the amputation and several months of physical therapy she was referred to a prosthetics program and fitted with an artificial limb.