An intense 3-month long national Design Challenge was initiated, from January – March 2016, to elicit accessible cycle designs, under the production cost of PKR 10,000, from top Engineering and Architectural students of Pakistan. The esteemed Jury (keep the jury pics the same) consisted of global experts belonging to prestigious institutes who judged the final entries on the following criteria:
The winning design came from Mr. Taufeeq Elahi Diju (put cycle picture), a talented Abbotabad-based product designer and the most innovative design from Ahsan Iftikhar, Bayan Mashrequi, Daim Ali and Danish Haider of NUST PNEC Karachi. The challenge was heavily covered in all the leading media outlets of Pakistan and elicited support from prominent organizations and individuals. For more details:
In this phase, NOWPDP has partnered with Automobile Corporation of Pakistan to produce and give newly developed accessible cycles to 40 deserving individuals with disabilities that will have a positive impact on their livelihood and health.
After the provision of initial cycles, the innovative designs will be made available in market at subsidized rates.