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2.81. Spinal Cord Injury Resources in THE PHILIPPINES
Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation
The Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation, Inc. (LCDPFI) is a national disability and development organization operating in Quezon City. It is a non-stock, non-profit, NGO that promotes and protects the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines, working towards the attainment of educational equality, economic independence and their active participation in social, cultural, political and civil life.
It is our mission to lead the establishment of Independent Living centers in the Philippines as its vehicle towards full empowerment, integration and participation in the community
Wheelchair and Disabled Foundation of the Philippines-WDFP had established three social projects which may be considered as an Outreach Project, designed to help as any persons with disability as well as college students with disability who are intellectually capable of pursuing tertiary education at the University of the Philippines. These special projects are Wheelers On The Go, Showcase For Products of PWD'S and WDFP Scholarship Endowment Fund.
* Wheelers On the Go This is a wheelchair rental project started in 1992 to provide wheelchair service to shoppers at SM Megamall who are physically weak to shop around the length and breath of the vast shopping center complex. Customers include not only those with physical disability but also pregnant women, the elderly and those with cardiac problem.
* Showcase For Products of PWD's Along side with Wheeler On the Go, WDFP also opened a Showcase For Products of PWD's at the ground floor of Building B of SM Megamall shopping center.
* WDFP Scholarship Endowment Fund. For PWD's who are intellectually capable of pursuing tertiary education especially those coming from families without adequate financial resources, WDFP has set-up in 1991 a Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of the Philippines where it has established a scholarship program since 1976.
* Operation Wheelchair Operation Wheelchair is a strategy to drum-up public support and sympathy for physically handicapped school children needing a wheelchair especially those in the rural areas of the country. It is a vision to provide every physcilly handicapped school child with a wheelchair, so he/she may have access to education.
ALAY SA MAY MGA KAPANSANAN ASSOCIATION, INC. Is a non-government and non-stock organization designed to encourage and help people with physical and mental disability gain a sense of self-worth and hope that would enable them improve their lives and their future. True to its ideals, the association has been conducting a variety of seminars and workshops to help those with disability develop their skills that may enable them to earn a living despite their condition. The association has also given out wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids and other assistive devices, and conducted free medical and dental services and livelihood training program to men, women and children with disability in many depressed areas, institutions and schools.