According to WHO, there are 3,900,000 People with Disabilities (PwD) in Nepal. Statistics shows majority of the children that are excluded from the education,health,social services are from CwDs. Also, it is found that poverty and disability are interrelated.So, family with 1 CwD has to look after by at least 1 family member and unable to participate in economic activities thus generating poverty. The project benefits family from more than 40 districts of Nepal.
Patan CBR provides rehabilitation facilities like special education in the form of resource class, epilepsy medicine distribution, skill training like candle, envelop, necklace etc making, daily physiotherapy services from professional physiotherapist and transportation facilities from home to the rehabilitation centre and back to home facilities for the poor and marginalized CwDs. Also, counseling will be provided to the parents of CwDs regarding the physiotherapy.
The project will benefit some 250 people with 50 families with CwDs.With this rehabilitation service, complexity of CwDs will be reduced whereas quality of life will be raised and the economic status of the families will be uplifted.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Volunteers Network page of Patan CBR Organization
Promotional page for the Patan CBR project