A Crafter of Life-changing Wheelchairs

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on September 18, 2023 Available until September 18, 2024

On this episode, we visit the workshop of Habib ur Rahman, a craftsman from Pakistan who designs and builds power wheelchairs in Kobayashi City, Miyazaki Prefecture. Believing that a wheelchair can change one's life, he custom-makes all his creations to fit each user's needs. We follow Habib as he designs a new wheelchair for a teenager suffering from a muscular disease. We also meet Chinese-born Xia Siya, who works for a children's education support program set up by Yubari City in Hokkaido Prefecture.

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