Association for the Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (ARPD) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1986. Our Mission is to improve the lives of people from underdeveloped and vulnerable communities with a special focus on persons with disabilities. We exist to transform lives, and are driven by a commitment to social justice. Our goal is to empower deserving individuals by providing them with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to lead lives of dignity, independence, and inclusion.
Located in Peshawar, Pakistan, RCPD is a specialized healthcare facility that offers a range of services related to rehabilitation. Examples of our core services include physiotherapy, in-house manufacturing of custom made prosthetic limbs, gait training, and speech therapy.
Our proffesional development/vocational training program has a special focus on women empowerment. by focusing on skills development in tailoring custom made fabrics, crafting handmade jewelery, beautician training, and digital literacy training, our programs equip women with the skills they need to secure meaningful employment and become productive members of society.
Every child deserves a quality education. ARPD's Inclusive school system enrolls children with disabilities, and also provides free-of-cost education to economically disadvantaged children regardless of their caste, creed, religion, or gender. This educational strategy promotes diversity, fosters tolerance, and creates an environment where every child can learn, grow, and thrive, embodying the principles of inclusivity and equal opportunity in education.
Economically disadvantaged individuals with disabilities living in rural and far-flung areas often face a multitude of unique challenges due to their remote locations and limited access to resources and services. Several times a year ARPD conducts outreach camps in rural and remote locations, where we assess patients and provide them with access to healthcare and other medical services.
ARPD's Disaster Relief Program provides vital assistance in the aftermath of a natural or humanitarian crisis. ARPD's relief efforts provide immediate aid, including food, clean water, shelter, and medical care to affected areas.
ARPD has been a lifeline for me after my spinal cord injury. The care and physiotherapy I received here were exceptional. Thanks to ARPD, I've regained my mobility and confidence."
Elementary School Teacher
ARPD's dedicated team helped me recover from a stroke. The physiotherapy sessions were tailored to my needs, and the progress I've made is incredible. I can't thank them enough
As a cerebral palsy patient, ARPD has been my second home. The therapists and staff are like family. They've made me believe in myself and my abilities."
I regularly refer my patients to ARPD for physiotherapy. The expertise and commitment of their team in improving patients' quality of life are unmatched."
Dr. Ahmed Hassan
ARPD has transformed our child's life. Their pediatric physiotherapy services have helped our son with cerebral palsy reach milestones we never thought possible."
Parent of a Patient
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