Health
 India
Project #16587

Help Cerebral Palsy (CP) affected children

by Balajothi Centre for the Disabled
Vetted

Summary

Project will help re-build and restore to near-normalcy the lives of around fifty cerebral palsy (CP) affected children who are brought to Balajothi Centre where we provide physiotherapy, speech-therapy, vocational training and counselling sessions to help the CP affected children become self-reliant, confident and useful individuals. Parents of CP affected children are also involved so that they are cared for in their home environment as well.
$5,325
total raised
48
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a non-progressive disorder that causes physical disability in development mainly in the areas of body movement and control. It is caused by damage to the motor control centres of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or after birth. Children affected by CP have problems in perception, communication, cognition and epilepsy. It also leads to musculoskeletal problems resulting in difficulties in movement and balancing.

Solution

CP affected children need regular physical activity to improve muscle strength & general health. This is accomplished through regular physiotherapy & other activities which result in increasing flexibility of muscles. We provide the therapy and trainings on a daily basis in a safe and secure environment. We also educate & enable the parents to follow through the sessions at home. This project equips Balajothi Centre with the much-needed physiotherapy equipment & training aids for the program.

Long-Term Impact

Neglect of a CP impaired child can lead to lifelong inadequacies impacting the child's life. Regular therapy & training sessions help the children lead near-normal lives. Failure results in tightening of ligaments & spasticity leading to permanent immobility. They are trained for: SELF CARE: bathing, toileting, dressing & grooming. MOBILITY: to safely and independently move around. Communication & Social Relationships: Child's interaction especially other people. Thus giving them SELF ESTEEM

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.balajothi.org
Home Page

Organization Information

Balajothi Centre for the Disabled

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.balajothi.org
Project Leader:
Balraj Joseph Murthy
Director
Bangalore, Karnataka India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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