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Aftab Khan commented on Linking Persons With Disabilities with Opportunities

It's honor for me to be a part of the noble cause. I have worked with international organizations in FATA and KP for PWDs as Rehabilitation officer. As local resident of the Khyber Agency, I have the first hand experience working with PWDs effected by conflict and Polio. My role was to rehabilitate war and Polio effected pollution ( male, female, elderly and children PWDs). Rehabilitation process was consists of different packages i.e, Provision of necessary tools ( wheel chairs, artificial limbs, arms and hearing instruments). Socio- Psycho support to bring out the war effected PWDs from trauma and shocks towards a normal life, provision of skill training to PWDs to resume a honorable livelihood, financial support to the dropped out PWD's children and children with PWDs and constructing infrastructure for PWDs at their houses, Hujra's, communal places, markets, hospitals and schools. Furthermore, my past experience and networking with different institution working for persons with disabilities can help the PWDs to connect them with right institute, even after the closer of the project for the sustainability and further support of the PWDs. From my past experience I have learned that many projects had been run for PWDs but after the completion of projects sustainability portion of the project is lacking. Please add me in the rehabilitation and linkage development of PWDs and Institution portion.