Formed in 2008 ‘Network of Organizations Working with Persons with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP) is a non-profit organization that works on the empowerment and projects to provide disabled people education and work for a stable peaceful life.
The NGO has initiated a number of programs under name of ‘dastoor’ and ‘yakeen’ for better accessibility of education, training of disabled people and also introduced Artpreneurs for Change (AfC) in 2011 for children to express their thoughts and emotions through art.
NOWPDP has now introduced its new project of hand controlled rickshaws a source of employment for people with lower limb disability in Karachi. The project intends to start with 5 limb-impairment driver’s vocational training of basic skills and rickshaw repairment , along with health insurance and aim to provide 100 hand controlled rickshaws to disabled people with training by the end of the year.
The organization pay a cost of Rs.250,000 per rickshaw and it would allow the employee to earn around Rs.15,000-20,000 per month. In this generous and nobel cause the organization is standing strong but still seek for donations as much as possible through civilians and other platforms. The details to link to organization can be found on official website http://www.nowpdp.org.