Disability and

Working together,
whether or not having disabilities

Many people in the world have given up education and employment,
facing on the hard situation surrounding disabilities. AAR Japan aims to create a
society where all people, including people with disabilities, can live together
and have access to education and work opportunities.

Story Story of a child with disabilities in

Reading and Writing
is Hope
for the Future

FakhrydinParents looking at Fakhrydin's notebook together (Tajikistan)

Fakhrydin, diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a fall when he was six months old, still has paralysis in his limbs.

He attended an AAR-supported rehabilitation center, where he learned how to move his fingers and communicate with others, and was able to participate in the primary school with a learning support room.

Seeing Fahrydin in class with his other classmates, his father shed tears and said, "I will always be there for you. I can't be there for him forever, so I want him to learn to live on his own. Reading and writing give me hope for the future."


Assistive devices and rehabilitation

A wheelchair is provided to a child with disability in Tajikistan.

Together with physio therapists, we provide wheelchairs and other assistive devices, as well as rehabilitation guidance.

In countries and regions where social welfare systems are inadequate, rehabilitation and assistive devices are not widely available. AAR works with physical therapists to provide rehabilitation guidance and necessary aids. For some, the first time they use a wheelchair or artificial leg brings tears to their eyes.

Inclusive education

A boy can attend school thanks to AAR's support (Cambodia).

Inclusive education, in which all children learn together while receiving the necessary consideration.

The term "inclusive education" refers to the opportunity for all children, regardless of disability, race, language, etc., to learn together while receiving consideration for their individual characteristics. To promote inclusive education, we focus mainly on children with disabilities, building school facilities, training teachers, and conducting educational activities in the community.

Supporting the social and economic
independence of people with disabilities

A vocational training school for people with disabilities in Myanmar.

We support the social and economic independence of people with disabilities by providing them with the necessary skills to become socially and economically independent.

We operate a vocational training school in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, for people with disabilities that offers three courses: sewing, hairdressing, and computer training. We also provide employment support for the disabled so that they can become socially and economically independent after graduation.

Disability inclusive development in UNDP (UNDP) / Disability and health (WHO)