Currently His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco is taking steps towards the improvement of human rights and the advancement of social & economic progress for people with disabilities. Here at ROC Wheels, we are honored to be a part of these social and economic initiatives in Morocco. About 3 years ago, The Morocco Foundation discovered the highly specialized services of ROC Wheels and developed a partnership between ROC, Amicale Marocaine des Handicapes (AMH), and Centre Noor to manufacture ROC Chairs in Morocco. We feel privileged to partner with local NGOs like AMH, which is the first NGO in Morocco to build a physical rehabilitation center, provide rehabilitation services, raise awareness about disabilities and initiate a change in how their society perceive people with disabilities.
We are excited to announce that the manufacturing of our specialized wheelchairs is projected to begin by the end of this year. The Minister of Health in Morocco recently sent a letter to ROC Wheels to express her support of our efforts.
“I would like to sincerely congratulate you and provide all my support as well as wish you success in all your undertakings.” ~Yasmina Baddou, Health Minister
At present, it is most common for international NGOs to simply drop off wheelchairs and mobility equipment in developing countries. This distribution process is very costly because of shipping and usually the wheelchairs are not properly fit, which can cause a series of other health problems for the recipient of the wheelchair. Overall, in-country manufacturing of our ROC Chairs will be more cost effective and will better serve the disabled population of Morocco. The staff here at ROC Wheels would like to thank all of our donors for their generosity and for taking the time to reach out and care.
Associate Director of YEWTHS ROC