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Association for Aid and Relief, Japan

Mission Statement

Association for Aid and Relif, Japan (AAR Japan) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) was established in 1979 as an organization with no political, ideological, or religious affiliation.  AAR Japan currently has offices in eight countries and operates in 15 countries.

Programme Description

Since 2000, AAR has been working with the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) Wheelchair (WHC) Workshop to strengthen the WHC and Tricycle service of the NRC. The goal is to promote the social participation and integration of people with disabilities (PWD) in Laos and increase their independence. Before AAR started this project, very small numbers of WHC had been produced in NRC in spite of the potential demand. Therefore AAR launched this project with the cooperation of JICA. Our goals are to improve the service from the WHC workshop, to produce quality WHCs and Tricycles to fit to every user, and to transfer skills needed for WHC and Tricycle production to the workshop technicians. The products are distributed within Vientiane, and to 10 provinces. To secure the financial sustainability of the operation, sponsorship support is collected from various organizations, companies and individuals. Raising awareness in regard with abilities and potential of PWD to the society is also an important task. The administration is still largely in the hand of the AAR staff and further effort is required to ensure the successful transfer of this work to NRC.

Contact Details

Address: Sibounheuang Village Vientiane, Lao PDR P.O Box 4045
Telephone: +856 021 262 029
Fax: +856 021 262 029
Contact Person: ,
Other Contact: Kazumi KUBOTA, Project Manager

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 11->20
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 500000 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 1999
Country of Origin:


Phongsaly Province

Address: Phongsaly Phongsaly Province
Phone: +856-(0)88-210-239
Contact: Noriko Ando Project Manager


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Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Assistance for People with Disabilities

Start Date: Jan 1st 2012
In March 2012, AAR JAPAN started the new project for People with disabilities cooperate with Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) for ...
Vientiane Municipality
- Income Generation & Economic Development
Enhancement of Maternal and Child Health in Mountainous Areas of Lao P.D.R. in Phongsaly Province

Start Date: Nov 2nd 2015
AAR Japan started Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Care Project in Phongsaly in Nov. 2015. We provided necessary medical equipment for MCH ...
- Health Care