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Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities

by Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities
Children posing after the dance
Children posing after the dance

We are very happy to share with you that till today, we have raised $ 23,810 with 144 donors. Patan CBR has been able to provide rehabilitative services to Children with Disabilities only because of your support. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the donors, supporters and well- wishers for their contribution.

This time I am going to report about participation of children of Patan CBR in different programs organized at national and local level marking the National Children’s day 2076 BS on September 15, 2019.The Government of Nepal had also put forward a slogan to celebrate the day. The informal translation of slogan was "Ensuring Children Rights, Base for Prosperous Nepal".

At local level the program was organized by Lalitpur Metropolitan City in coordination with various organizations working for child participation in the municipality area. It was the event of mock municipal assembly by the children. For this, few members of child clubs from all 29 wards of Lalitpur Metropolitan City were provided orientation for 2 days. After 2 days rehearsal, children were able to show it in a formal program organized on 15th September 2019. Patan CBR contributed for the program by providing 80 rose candles made in its vocational skill unit as token of love distributed to the guests and participants. Two children from Patan CBR put on a dance show in the same program.

At National level, two events were organized to mark National Children’s Day. One was meeting with the President of Nepal.40 children from 7 states of Nepal were present for the meeting. One boy with physical disability from Patan CBR and his parent got opportunity to meet the President of Nepal in person on September 14, 2019 at the Office of President, Kathmandu. The boy was very happy to get the opportunity and he felt very privileged.

Another event organized at central level was a formal program at City Hall, Bhrikuti Mandap. The program was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal. There were cultural shows in the program. Four children from Patan CBR participated in a dance program.

By participating in these programs we can ensure social inclusion of Children with Disabilities. When students of Patan CBR participate in these types of events, they get motivated and feel confident to present themselves in public.  When the whole country is celebrating National Children’s day participation by these children will bring awareness among all to promote inclusion of CwD like any other normal children.

dance in program at National level
dance in program at National level
dance in program at local level
dance in program at local level
practicing sitting
practicing sitting

Greetings from Nepal! We have raised US $22,900 from 143 donors till now through Global Giving. Your continuous support and good wishes motivate us to strive continuously to bring changes in the life of children with disabilities. Thank you so much for supporting our work.

This time we are going to report about importance of rehabilitation services like physiotherapy to improve movement and function in children with physical disabilities.

Shree Ram(name changed) is 5 years old and has cerebral palsy. His parents are permanent resident of Dolakha. They have been residing at a place near Patan CBR in a rented room. Most of the people from villages migrate to cities in search of good employment opportunities and facilities. Shree Ram's parents belong to poor socioeconomic background and they do not have higher education.

Shree Ram is the only child of his parents. When Shree Ram was born he did not cry. The mother had prolonged labour period. So the boy had to be kept in neonatal intensive care unit for 15 days.

Shree Ram is dependent on mother for toileting, eating and dressing. His intellectual abilities are not according to his age. Shree Ram has difficulty in swallowing and is fed semi – solid food. He can't speak and communicates by body gestures. He keeps both forearm pronated but there are no significant deformities of upper and lower extremities.

Shree Ram was first brought to Patan CBR 6 months ago. Those days   he could only roll and lie prone. He could sit up from lying and used to sit with support by both hands.

The physiotherapist after carrying out an assessment of the child, designed treatment program. The child was given trunk control exercises like practicing sitting in Swiss ball or doing perturbation while sitting. He was given several other exercises to build strength of extremities and core.

After regular physiotherapy child can now move from one place to another on all fours. It is not exactly crawling but more like frog jumping. The child can now sit independently. The child also tries to stand when supported on knees for 2 minutes.  

The physiotherapist is working on him currently to improve trunk control to prepare him to reach further developmental milestone. The mother has been advised to order standing frame to practice supported standing but financial difficulty is there. The boy can hold small objects with both hands and transfer. But grip is poor. Exercises are being given to address that as well.

The child is active and the mother actively participates in treatment sessions. The mother is very happy with the development of child and is hopeful about further progress. She shares "We have very less resources and we could not afford for physiotherapy services in private clinics.  Later we came to know about   Patan CBR through one of the parents whose child was also being cared by Patan CBR. Here qualified physiotherapists are available and my child is getting regular physiotherapy and I don’t need to worry about expenses now".

practicing standing
practicing standing
participant receiving certificate and medal
participant receiving certificate and medal

Hello everyone warm greetings from children and youth with disabilities of Patan CBR. Your contribution is helping to change their lives. We look forward to your kind support in future as well.

This time I am writing about participation in sports event by children and youth with disabilities. Children and youth with disabilities of Patan CBR have been participating in different sport events from a very long time. CwDs from Patan CBR has been participating in events organized by Special Olympic Committee, Nepal Boccia Association and several other organizations.

 Three children from Patan CBR participated in a sports championship called Para National Sports Championship- 2018. It was a para athletics competition in which they participated. The event was held at Laboratory School, Kirtipur on January 26, 2019.The program was organized by Nepal Para Olympic Committee and was supported by National Sports Council. There were several events for 4 categories of youth with disabilities (physical disability, intellectual disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment).

In the intellectual disability category, 7 schools had participated in the event and from each school there were 3 participants. There were total 21 participants in the category. From Patan CBR, 3 youths had participated. Only youth above 15 years of age were eligible to participate. Each participant were provided track suits, lunch, transport allowance. There were 4 events: 100 m running for boys and girls, soft ball throw for boys and girls in that category.

The winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up were provided cash prizes worth Rs 1000, Rs 700 and Rs 500 respectively. Medal and certificates were also distributed. One girl came third in soft ball throw category (for girls). One boy came fourth in 100 m race category (for boys). The game was managed by Athletics coach of National Sports Council. The participants were very happy to participate in such a mega event.

One of the teacher of Patan CBR said "Participating in sports will increase the confidence of participants and improve skills in relationship building and working as part of a team. It also helps in weight management which is very common in children with intellectual and physical disabilities. Participating in sports and leisure activities will lead to better emotional and psychological health as well as improved social skills". One of the children with intellectual disability said" We like to go to these events because we meet other friends. Sports is interesting to me."

taking position for soft ball throw
taking position for soft ball throw
After prize distribution
After prize distribution

 Namaste, we are very happy to tell you that we have raised US $21,600 till now through GlobalGiving. There is no doubt that the journey till here would not have been possible without the warm support and good wishes of our donors. So we take this chance to thank all of our donors and supporters.

 This time we bring you the update on boccia ball competition held for children and youth with disabilities. United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for 2018 IDPD was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. In Nepal it was observed in a grand way with the slogan 'Count me in’, ‘Ensure inclusiveness and equity for the persons with disabilities’. Patan CBR organized a Boccia ball competition for children with multiple disabilities on the occasion of IPDP. The event took place on December 16, 2018 in the premises of Mangalbazar Durbar Square.

Boccia is played sitting in wheel chair. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls — coloured red or blue (which side uses which is determined by a coin toss) as close as they can to a white target ball, or jack. The jack is thrown first, then the first two regular balls are played (first, the player who threw the jack then the opposing side), after which the side furthest away from the jack goes next in an attempt to either get closer to the jack or knock the opposition's ball out of the way. In this fashion, each end will continue until one side has played all their balls, at which point, the opposing side will play their remaining balls. At the end of each round, or end, the referee measures the distance of the balls closest to the jack, and awards points accordingly — one point for each ball that is closer to the jack than the opponent's closest ball. The team/player with the highest number of points at the end of play is the winner. 

The event started with a formal opening by distinguished guests ;MP of Provincial assembly (Province no. 3),representatives from ward office, representatives from Lalitpur Metropolitan, Pulchowk, treasurer of Boccia Game Association, Nepal. All the guests were welcomed and souvenirs were given. After coming to know about the work Patan CBR is doing, the political leaders were so impressed and they promised to allocate budget in the coming future for welfare of children and youths with disabilities and also avocate for their inclusion.

After the formal opening, the demonstration was given on how the game is played by the coaches. Then the game was started. In   each round, two teams played (each team consisted of three members). Around 300 people from community observed the event. In total 49 children and youth with multiple disabilities participated in the event. To make the event friendly, although the winners were declared, prizes were distributed to all the team members.

 

Challenges

  • Although, it comes under corporate social responsibility for profit making organizations to support events like these, very less parties who were approached agreed to support.
  • Children who were coming from centers far from the event spot couldn’t be included due to lack of funds for transport.

 

Achievements

  • Provided sports and leisure activity for children and youth with disabilities
  • Increased confidence of the children after showing talent in mass, provided opportunities to interact with community
  • Increased awareness of community to accept PwD as part of community and do advocacy for equity
  • Provided opportunity for different organizations working for children and youths with disability to interact and form a network
  • Increased awareness of government authorities
Boccia ball
Boccia ball
children playing boccia
children playing boccia
Children and Youth with Disabilities having lunch
Children and Youth with Disabilities having lunch

Greetings from Nepal! We have raised US $21,261 from 202 donors till now through Global Giving. We want to thank all the donors and well-wishers for supporting us  and we believe that this collaboration will bring greater impact in the lives of Children with Disabilities.

Profit making institutions such as businesses, industries are directed by Nepal Government to spend some of their profits in social events or charity as a corporate social responsibility. Patan CBR has been collaborating with different profit making institutions to organize different events for Children with Disability. Chaudhary Group, invited children and youth with disabilities to one such event. Chaudhary group will feature this event in their magazine. It will also improve brand image.

15 Children and Youth with Disabilities, 5 staffs of Patan CBR and 6 guardians of   YwDs and CwDs visited LG showroom run by Chaudhary Group at Jawalakhel, Patan on December 31, 2018. The show room was decorated nicely. All the children and youth with disabilities as well as the guardians were warmly greeted by staffs and manager of the showroom and served welcome drinks.

In a big LED screen of more than 42 inches, different shows were put on in the request of the children. There were cartoon shows, national anthem and different songs. Children and youth danced to the tunes of the songs. They were very thrilled to see such a big screen and with different shows could be played by just one click. Another good motivational show was shown in which people with disabilities using wheel chair performed daring stunts in swimming pool, in sea and in big ramps. It also featured adult with different types of disabilities performing daring sports and stunts. Children and youth were so motivated to see that disabilities don’t restrict someone from   having adventure.

A big cake was cut and served to all. Children and youth were given carrom board, chess, ludo(Ludo is a strategy board game for two to four players, in which the players race their four tokens from start to finish according to the rolls of a single die). They played to their heart content. Later lunch was served to all. Warm cap and muffler were distributed to children and youth   with disability. Children had lot of entertainment in the event. They were so happy and amused .Later the sports material carrom board, ludo and chess were handed over to Patan CBR.

We thank Chaudhary Group  for organizing such a nice event full of entertainment and good food. Children with Disabilities also need to involve in leisure and sports activities as any other normal people but they get very less opportunity for same. Chaudhary Group had provided that opportunity. It also improved participation of children with disabilities in social activities. It will help in their physical and mental development. This helps to sensitize awareness and acceptance of children with disability in the community.

Children and Youth with Disabilities dancing
Children and Youth with Disabilities dancing
Children and Youth with Disabilities playing
Children and Youth with Disabilities playing
 

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Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
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Project Leader:
Loonibhah Chitrakar
Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal
$24,071 raised of $30,000 goal
 
214 donations
$5,929 to go
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