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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
Relief Distribution site
Relief Distribution site

 

 

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. 

Relief materials
Relief materials
Relief material
Relief material
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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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Group photo click!
Showing talent to the Mass!
Showing talent to the Mass!
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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

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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Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
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Project Leader:
Loonibhah Chitrakar
Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal
$28,129 raised of $35,000 goal
 
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