Stationery support for children.
Thank you for your continued support to reach the needy communities of Nepal. Your action of kindness has reached Himalayan communities with essential needs like health, education, and livelihood. While working at the communities for years with your continued support, we realized that the needs of the persons living with disabilities are unique and need special attention.
In Himalayan communities’ persons with disabilities are mostly confined to their homes with no access to basic assistive devices, physiotherapy services, awareness on rights, and services from the government.
In recent days, we are working at Humla, Bajura, Mugu, Makwanpur, Kailali, Morang and Kathmandu valley with a specific needs for the people living with disabilities. One of our physiotherapist is placed at Mugu district, who provides physiotherapy sessions and counseling at families with disabilities. Here is the summary of activities accomplished in the last quarter:
- 12 local people from Mugu received the eye examination where 11 of them were able to see clearly with the aid of power glasses.
- 17 students from Mugu, who were identified with various disabilities received educational materials. The education materials include a school bag, stationery and water bottle.
- 34 (19 male and 15 female) persons with disabilities who are 18-60 years of age, received physiotherapy and counseling service and got relief from issues like back pain, frozen shoulder etc.
- 77 persons with disabilities were reached through outreach camps at Makwanpur, Morang, and Kailali and provided peer counseling, and assessed for further support of assistive devices and enrollment into economic activities.
- 17 persons with disabilities were supported for economic empowerment-related activities. The support includes mobile repairing training and material support, tailoring training and sewing machine support, goat and buffalo support, piglets support, and refrigerator and air pump support.
- 119 persons living with disabilities received counseling and were facilitated in the process of social security allowance from the Government.
- 24 persons living with disabilities received assistive devices like toilet chairs, wheelchairs, walker, crutches; and prosthetics and orthotics for their mobility in the reporting period.
- 13 persons with disabilities participated in a ten-day residential independent living program.
- Similarly, at local level advocacy meetings, and publicity events are continued in order to highlight the issues and challenges of persons living with disabilities.
Through this project, we aim for 1000 people living with disabilities like them who are in compelling need of basic health, physiotherapy, assistive services, and livelihood opportunities close to their homes. For this cause we hope for your support to meet special need of people living with disabilities at Nepal’s most remote communities.
PHASE Nepal Team
Eye check up at Mugu.
Motivational visit to PWD working organization.