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Rehabilitation for 50 Children with Disabilities

by Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization
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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
Dance performance by CwDs of Patan CBR
Dance performance by CwDs of Patan CBR

Thank you all for helping Patan CBR Project. More than US $ 24000 raised and we are Superstar partner of GlobalGiving. All these happened to be possible because of your support. Hope for your support on the Year-End Fundraising Campaign happening throughout the month of December 2019.

Patan CBR has been facing many hindrances to ensure the rights and development of Children with Disabilities since its establishment in 1994. Having faced many challenges, the International Disability day is considered as the most important day of the year for our organization. This year (2019), on the occasion of 28th international disability day, 28 organizations working under the field of disability in Lalitpur had taken part in the program organized and funded by the Lalitpur Metropolitan City. The children of all the organizations came along with their parents and they seemed to be very excited for the day. The responsibility of coordinating the program was taken by CBR. The children of CBR performed their dance amidst a huge mass.

 At 10 am, the rally ended in Mangalbazar, the center of Lalitpur. The special guests who attended the program included: the major, the deputy mayor, chief of Women Development unit and the chief of the Mangalbazar Police office.

Slogans for the 28th International disability day comprised of the International slogan: ‘Future is accessible’; National slogan: ‘Sustainable development goal, disable friendly future’ and the informal translation for Local slogan: "Effort of all, disable friendly city".

The program was very well organized. Immediately as the rally ended, the participants were advised to be seated. It started with a short introduction to the importance of the program and thank all the people present over there for their love and support. During the announcements and also during the performance, sign language was being used for the audience who cannot hear. The children of all the organizations took part in the cultural program by playing an instrument, dancing and taking part in the drama. It started with the national anthem by the children unable to see and hear. Followed by solo Kumari Dance, group dance, group flute performance, and the drama. The drama depicted the important issues of the society and it required the involvement of the audience and the honorable guests as well. It displayed the difficulties that the disabled children had to go through due to the radically and socially inappropriate treatment towards them. The program was extremely important as Nepal the country which holds the belief that disability is the sin of one’s past life. Such a belief has constrained the approach of viewing disability.  Showcasing such talent and the ability of the group and creating awareness among the public for the inclusion of disabled people and their security was a small step towards our goal. In the country, where deviating a little from what the society considers normal exposes the vulnerable towards prejudicial treatment and discrimination, presenting the unity of the disabled and their supporters was a crucial step in displaying an outrage on the cultural values and norms that cling on to inequality and injustice.

Moreover, few stalls were set up displaying the works done by disabled children in the organization such as candles, earrings, bags, necklaces, keyrings and so on.

The program was very intense, affective, heart-warming and touching to the audience who were discriminated on the basis of physical and mental capability. We could notice that some of the parents of disabled children were in tears during the program as they could relate very deeply to the issues discussed. It encouraged them to believe in the capabilities of the so-called ‘incapable’. Moreover, with the participation of a huge audience and also with the presence of Media, we could extend our efforts on raising awareness on this particular issue.

The event was quite successful in conveying the message that disability cannot be overlooked. It has to be addressed and discussed to fulfill the demand of improving their living conditions. At around 1 pm, the program was concluded with the final words by the Deputy major expressing his desire to tackle the issues related to inclusive education, accessibility, security, employment and so forth and his hope to provide the transportation facility to all organizational members in the next year’s program.

 

 

Mass at the spot
Mass at the spot
CBR team with banner at the ralley
CBR team with banner at the ralley
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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
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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".

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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."

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taking position for soft ball throw
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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
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Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
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Project Leader:
Loonibhah Chitrakar
Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal
$25,857 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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