Education  Nepal Project #14643

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
let's pray for the speedy recovery
let's pray for the speedy recovery

We are very much grateful for your continuous donation to the needy children with disabilities of Nepal. With your support, we are successful in providing necessary services to the children. To date, you gave a total of $32,447. GREAT SUPPORT. We hope for the continuation of your support in the near future also. This time, we have a short description of the COVID case with one of our children in the center.

 

For children with disabilities, Patan CBR has become more beloved than school, hospital, court, mother-in-law's house. In Patan CBR, 43 children with various disabilities are there. They are involved in various activities depending on their disability and working capacity.

Meanwhile, Nepal could remain hurt by COVID-19 since 2019 and all the students were forced to stay at home. We distributed relief to 45 families who had to earn a living by searching for kind donors time and again till April 2021. We helped the children who need to take medicine for epilepsy by giving them medicine at home even in difficult situations.

The school was closed from April 2020 to Jan 2021. In some cases, the children were excluded from the video chat, but due to the serious nature of the children's condition, we could not run an online class. While discussing with the parents to bring the school back into operation in February 2021, most of the parents advised not to open the school and not to send their children. Whereas some parents wanted to send their children to school, the school opened and 10 children started coming.

Meanwhile, the second wave of COVID-19 hit Nepal. COVID-19 found out to one child from the vocational unit, is a good student with an intellectual disability. She has Down's syndrome. She lives with her parents. Her father runs a shop. One day she told her mother that she had eaten ice cream and had a sore throat. Then, she was rushed to the hospital for treatment of sore throat. She returned home after taking medicine, hot water and coming back after a week. However, again she was rushed to hospital for treatment. During the treatment, father and daughter appeared COVID-19. Her mother was very upset and both father and daughter sent to Patan Institute of Health Sciences for intensive treatment on the advice of the Hospital.

Her mother was in a very difficult situation. It was very difficult to arrange medicine, financial matters, and food. According to the advice of the doctors, the treatment was started in the intensive care unit, but the situation became very serious. At last, they started giving 6 bottles of medicine worth Rs 3,000 per bottle as a last effort. It is easier to place the pipe in the ventilator by the throat than by the mouth so doctors prepared for the operation. They tried a lot but could not change the position of the pipe because the children with Down's syndrome have a naturally short neck.

After getting into this situation, her mother informed Patan CBR. Teachers went to the intensive care unit of the hospital. Her mother was helpless and wondered if her daughter would have heard the teachers' voice. There was no question about what is going on in the intensive care unit. Teachers listened to the heart-touching words of the mother and returned.

We reached the hospital again two days later. Her condition was still critical. The treatment was complicated due to pneumonia, lung infection, and urinary infection. The doctors had given up and said that it was the last phase. Finally, she was taken out of the ventilator. Again her health improved a little bit again. She returned home after 34 days of ventilator treatment, but her speech is still not clear. She is still on medication.

We are continuously in touch with the family and providing necessary help to the family. Her mother expressed thanks for the help provided and the phone calls from the high-level CBR authority, which encouraged her and got strength during the difficult time. We provide great thanks to all the donors without support from whom we would not have been able to provide these support to the necessary children with disabilities of Nepal.

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I would like to extend a great thank you to all the donors for your continuous support to us even in the time of the pandemic. To date, you gave us $30,517.00 from 158 donors from around the world. This gave us great power to work with these types of needy Children from society. I hope for your continuous support in the future also. Great thank you once again.

 

Patan CBR is struggling in this COVID pandemic to sustain ourselves and our organization. When we think about the conditions of families who can barely afford the lifestyles and basic needs required for daily livings, breaks our heart to realize how hard it must have been for them to manage this pandemic situation. It struck harder on the parents and families of Children with Disabilities. Though they were able to manage their needs for initial, a few months later it became harder for them to face the challenges due to unemployment, less paid jobs, and more necessary for good nutrition for the family. It is a sorrowful situation when we put ourselves in those parents' shoes that were unable to manage such a basic necessity of life for their children and family, those stresses and mental pain is hard to realize for us. It is their story and the only thing we could do is to help them, being humans at least we can heal the small wounds of theirs although we cannot fulfill their all required aspects of life. Still, we are not able to start our school due to the pandemic

This time, we conducted the program to distribute materials for personal hygiene. Altogether, 19 families of CwDs were benefited by this program. Materials like sanitary pads, sanitizers, diapers soap, and face masks to protect the COVID transmission were distributed to the families. Also, we distributed food relief to the 16 families. Food materials like rice, pulses, salt and edible oil were distributed. Food relief to 25 families was also provided to the families for the second time. This food relief consists of rice, pulses, salt, edible oils, gram, peas, wheat flour, face masks and sanitizers. For the third time, we continued our food relief distribution, 35 families were benefited this time. Lastly, we helped 5 more families in distributing food relief and materials like bread, doughnut, juice, face masks, soap, pulses, and gram. This greatly helped those families of CwDs whose parents lost their job. We greatly thank the GlobalGiving donors due to whom we are able to run our program and we could link with some local donors for this support program.

One parent of Children with Intellectual Disability expressed "it is a great help for us as we do not have enough income even if we are running a vegetable shop. I hope Patan CBR School will start soon so that my daughter can go to the school regularly"

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relief material distribution
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relief material distribution

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Providing Physio

Dear All, We are happy to inform you that till now you have supported $ 28, 867

for the Children with Disabilities of Nepal. Also, we are indebted to GlobalGiving for providing $1000 to fight and to continue our work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you all for providing support to the needy children even in a difficult situation. As a result, we could continue our service to the children.

You can support us by donating from 21 to 25 September 2020 under the event "September Little by Little Matching Campaign"

 

This time, we are reporting about the important development in our work which we couldn't for the last many years. After the successful distribution of relief material to the family of needy children, this time we made counseling to the families of Children with Disabilities. This program was felt after the suggestions from many that they are having psychosocial problems arose due to the elongated lockdown. Due to the lockdown the children couldn't come in the daycare center and have been ideally sitting in their home for the last 6 months from now. Still, it is not sure that when they can join the center. Here in Kathmandu, the number of COVID cases is rising. These days, with easing lockdown, the cases are rising in an average of 2000 across the country a day and Kathmandu is becoming a hot spot of new cases rising to some 900 a day. Even this situation, we provided Physiotherapy to some children and some community people taking necessary precautions. We believe, this situation led the families of children to further poverty.

So, we initiated the telephone counseling for families of Children with Disabilities of Patan CBR Organization. Altogether, 22 families of Children with Disabilities have been provided with counseling. Here are the major findings of telephone counseling:

10 parents said that they lost either their job or could not earn anymore due to the lockdown. So, they were having difficulty in managing day to day life. This generated tension and lead them to depression. 8 parents said that they have difficulty in day to day meals and they are dependent on the donated relief material for the daily meal. They thanked Patan CBR for managing the relief distribution program during the past. The parents with Autism and Intellectual Disability said that they are facing difficulty because the children don't want to sit only in the home. Due to this, they behave differently like weeping, crying, throwing the material whatever they get, wants to escape from the house. Due to these hyperactive behavior, 11 parents reported that they are increasingly in tense situation. 2 parents shared that they even took their children to the Patan CBR daycare center twice during the lockdown. Also, it is identified that 6 adolescent children need sex education

With these findings, we will be working to mitigate these problems during the days to come.

 

Besides this, we continue Physiotherapy to one needy child and one community people. It is our great pleasure that the child walked due to our physiotherapy.

This is the case study from Bardia. Binod (name changed) was a male born 6 years back as a premature baby in Bardiya, Nepal Indis border, as the first child. The baby seemed normal to parents till 3 years but in that period they observed that baby is not being developed as other normal kids. He was unable to sound the words, unable to sit and crouch. Recognizing the problems by parents they took the child to various witch doctors and tried traditional medicine. They even took the child to the hospital where they find out he was suffering from malnutrition and cerebral palsy.

His parents didn’t get proper treatment for him in their locality so they migrated to Kathmandu for better treatment and was referred to Patan CBR.

When he arrived at this organization 6 months back, just before the lockdown began, he was having difficulty in standing, walking, hand movements, and communication. He was a shy kid and avoiding the new environment. the right half of the body was mostly affected with weakness.

After coming to this organization due to daily physiotherapy and proper skill delivered to the parents, positive results were seen in him, now he can stand with minimal support and able to walk and run. He’s now using his right hand frequently. All these changes are giving his parents especially mom a new hope for her son. He’s referred to a speech therapist for the problem of speech and communication.

He is a bright, fast learner and fun-loving child. With better care and love he’ll be able to achieve all the possible knowledge and experience like other normal child. His parents are happy with all the support of this organization.

Great thank you once again for the great support from all of you!

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This time we are reporting about the response made by Patan CBR Organization to its Children with Disabilities the complex situation arose due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are very thankful to the donors for their continuous support even in this difficult time also.

Nepal went into the lockdown on 24th March 2020 and still in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. As the lockdown continued, there had been difficulties for their daily life reported from the families of Children with Disabilities. The local government brought the relief packages program targeting to those who lived with the earnings from day to day work. As the economic condition of the families of the children is poor, they faced many problems. By knowing this, Patan CBR distributed the relief materials to the needy families.

In the first phase, families of 12 Children with Disabilities have been selected for relief. The relief materials were, rice, oil, salt, beaten rice, pulse, etc. Again in the second phase, 17 families of children were provided relief material like, a pack of 25 kg rice, 1 liter of oil, 1 packet salt, and beaten rice. The families were chosen only children with severe disabilities. Similarly, some families have been referred to enlist the local government so that they can be benefitted when the local government distributes the relief materials. Also, we are coordinating with the local CSOs so that the maximum needy children would be benefitted.

Mother of one child who has been serving by Patan CBR for the last 10 years said "this is really great support for us as my husband is jobless for the last one year and my family is entirely relying on my sewing work". Others expressed that this relief distribution is a great help as the local government also did not provide the relief material for them.

 Now we are planning to distribute the medicine for the most needed children. Altogether there are 15 Children who need epilepsy medicine. We hope, with your great support we will be able to distribute medicine also.

Thanking you once again for your kind support to the needy children of Nepal. I hope for your support during the days to come. 

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Boccia Game at the outing
Boccia Game at the outing

Great Thank You for your continuous support to Children with Disabilities of Patan CBR Organization. with your support, till now we have succeeded in raising $ 26,395 amazing! Today I'm describing to you about the outing for Children at Bajrabarahi Jungle. Let's go and visit at the Jungle for a day!

 

The picnic day, an opportunity for CwDs to go for outing with their close ones has been the most awaited and exciting day for the students of CBR. This year, the picnic was held in Bajrabarahi on 15.02.2020. Our main objective behind undertaking this event was to visit new place; to gather all the members associated with CBR; to create an environment for CwDs to socialize and to have a nice experience with the children. CwDs, usually get less chance to socialize. So, during the picnic, they could improve their social networks.

All the members of CBR were invited for the picnic which included the CwDs, parents, family members, staffs, volunteers and the board members. In total, 155 people attended the picnic. Five buses were reserved for the day in order to facilitate people to take the bus from the nearest stop. The staff members were distributed to different stops so that they can manage to assemble people at the specified stops. Finally, at 10:00 am, everybody arrived in Bajrabarahi and assisted in loading the stuff to the spot.

On reaching the park, the children along with their parents enthusiastically explored the beautiful place and visited the temple in groups. After an hour journey, people were hungry. Fortunately, the catering members managed to settle everything and prepare the breakfast before 10:00am so everybody could enjoy their breakfast. The carpets were laid on the ground for children who cannot sit properly in chairs so that they can take rest and be comfortable. Various games were organized by the staff members to involve everybody in activities. We started with ‘Boccia’ game around 11:00 am. This game was specially planned for the children with physical disability. The names of 50 participants were announced and they were explained by the staff members on how to play the game. The most fun moment was when the CwDs played the ‘Balloon pop’ game where the balloons were tied in the hands of children and one had to blast the balloon of others and try to save the balloons in their own hands The chocolates were also distributed to the children as an addition to the surprise of the day.The ‘chocolate’ game was followed by the dance where, the children had to eat the hanging chocolates with hands on their back.

At 14:30, a special program was organized where the board members and the donors of school uniform, school bags and the picnic were honored for their constant support and contribution towards the organization. Thereafter, a short speech was given by the Head of board members about the picnic; the bag distribution that was to take place later that day and thanking everybody for their attendance and support to the organization. The donors were also given a chance to speak where they stated their happiness to be associated with such noble cause and expressed their willingness to help CBR in years to come. There were also few relatives of CwDs who were willing to donate some amount to CBR, they were also honored and appreciated with a token of love. The bags were distributed after the program to all the students of CBR. They received toothpaste, soap, color pencils and a handkerchief with the bag as an encouragement to remain hygienic.

At 15:00, the ‘Pot hitting’ game was played among the parents and the board members where, a pot is put in a fixed position and the blind folded person is given a stick in his/her hand. Once the person is blindfolded, he/she has to make few rounds and then tries to hit the pot with the stick. Unfortunately, nobody could win the game. Since the music system was repaired after the program, the children could enjoy themselves to the music again. At the same time, the parents played the ‘Musical chair’ game. Finally, the dinner was served around 15:45 and we had a safe and sound return trip by 16:00.

Indeed, it was a day well spent and the smiles on the children face indicated of a having a marvelous day. Additionally, as we have witnessed throughout the years that the parents of CwDs of CBR have good friendship between each other and with this event we could contribute in making their bond even stronger. Furthermore, we observed how we could form a cohesive social group for the CwDs and the guardians of CwDs to facilitate them in increasing their progress towards protection from isolation and made them feel integrated within the community.

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Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
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Loonibhah Chitrakar
Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal
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