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Our Mission

Global Mobility is a nonprofit organization providing mobility, education, and advocacy to children and adults with disabilities throughout the world.

In order to meet the need for appropriate wheelchairs in different geographic areas, Global Mobility partners with recognized world-class wheelchair designers and leading technology engineers to continue developing an appropriate "family" of active, pediatric, sports, and complex wheelchairs.

• Global Mobility can implement projects quickly, often within weeks of conception.
• Our expert staff and volunteers have a strong history of multi-sector collaboration and extensive intimate knowledge of the countries we serve.
• We are a "people first" organization and culturally sensitive in all facets of our mission.
• We are a non-denominational, non-partisan, non-political organization. As such, Global Mobility has the freedom and flexibility to partner with religious and non-religious organizations, and all types of non-profit organizations, NGOs, and public and private companies around the world.
• Global Mobility believes that the personal empowerment of people with disabilities is equal in importance to the provision of wheelchairs and assistive devices.

 

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Our Vision

Our vision is to increase opportunities and participation in education, employment, and community in support of each recipient’s ability to live a more fulfilled life. 

 

 

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Our Values

Global Mobility provides the highest, most responsible standard of care to the recipients of our mission...with respect and sensitivity to each person's gender, age, race and ethnicity, and individual beliefs.

 

We believe our mission will strengthen social justice and values in the countries we serve. All activities, decisions, and policies of Global Mobility were adopted and are conducted from a human rights perspective on behalf of the people we serve.

The leadership of our organization acknowledges a fiduciary responsibility to our supporters, and practices transparency, full disclosure, gratitude, and stewardship in each facet of our mission.Our organization is committed to the mindful application and conservation of resources through the use of upcycling and refurbishment, energy-conserving technologies and practices, and "green" efforts in each facet of our mission.

 

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Why Wheelchairs?

Without mobility, a person is reliant on others to provide even the most basic care. This reliance creates and perpetuates a cycle of poverty, disempowerment, and misperception about the roles of children and adults with disabilities in society.

• It is widely estimated that more than ONE BILLION people currently experience disability. That is 1 in 7 people globally.

• 70 MILLION people need a wheelchair – but only 5-15% of people have ACCESS to one.

Each wheelchair Global Mobility provides changes the life of a child or adult with a disability, as well as the lives of their family and even their community. The change is immediate and dramatic.

Learn how you can help us open the doors to independence, education, and self-empowerment for children and adults with disabilities!

 

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1 BILLION It is widely estimated that more than one billion people currently experience disability –that is 1 in 7 people globally.
70 MILLION People need a wheelchair...and only 5-15% of people even have ACCESS to one.
  • Global Mobility can implement projects quickly, often within weeks of conception.

  • Our expert staff and volunteers have a strong history of multi-sector collaboration and extensive intimate knowledge of the countries we serve.

  • We are a "people first" organization and culturally sensitive in all facets of our mission.

  • We are a non-denominational, non-partisan, non-political organization. As such, Global Mobility has the freedom and flexibility to partner with religious and non-religious organizations, and all types of non-profit organizations, NGOs, and public and private companies around the world.

  • Global Mobility believes that the personal empowerment of people with disabilities is equal in importance to the provision of wheelchairs and assistive devices.

  • In order to meet the need for appropriate wheelchairs in different geographic areas, Global Mobility partners with recognized world class wheelchair designers and leading technology engineers to continue developing appropriate "family" of active, pediatric, sports, and complex wheelchairs.