Accelerating Core Competencies for Effective Wheelchair Service and Support (ACCESS) Project
The ACCESS project, led by World Vision, was implemented from 2014 to 2017 in five countries- El Salvador, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Romania – with the goal to strengthen the wheelchair sector through enhanced service capacity, provision of diverse range of wheelchairs, engagement with national and local governments and increased participation of wheelchair users. The design of the project was collaborative, with World Vision mobilizing people in hard to reach communities to refer clients for wheelchair services, local service providers providing WHO complaint wheelchair services, and wheelchair technical expert organizations: Motivation UK, Motivation Romania, and UCP- Wheels for Humanity, providing capacity building and technical support for appropriate wheelchair service. At the same time, World Vision spearheaded advocacy and awareness raising to build an enabling environment for wheelchair service and disability inclusion. Wheelchair Service Training Package (WSTP) trainings were provided to service providers by the technical experts as well as host training institutes like Mobility India and APDK in Kenya.