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
children receiving the guests on AGM
children receiving the guests on AGM

Thank you very much for your continuous support to the needy children of Nepal through Patan CBR Organization. Till date you have given more than $37000 with more than 180 donations, Awesome Contribution!. I Hope this support will continue during the days to come

  • On 20 August 2022, Patan CBR had Annual General Meeting (AGM). All the Patan CBR staff, board members, students with disabilities with their parents and volunteers attended the AGM. The guests were welcomed by the students with handmade fabric flower bouquets. Those bouquets were made by Patan CBR students with disability in our ‘skill development’ unit. The bouquets were admired and appreciated by the recipients.

Besides this some developments in Patan CBR are described below;

  • The ground floor classroom, which is designated for students with severe disability who cannot climb the stair, was damaged by storm and heavy rain during COVID -19 lockdown. This room has now been renovated and re-painted. Similarly, other class rooms are also freshly painted.

 Patan CBR provided 7 students with regular medicine and 4 students with diapers. 

  • The products such as beaded necklaces, earrings, and candles etc. that were produced in skill development unit by children with disability were displayed for sale for the visitors of Patan CBR. 
  • In Nepal, Carers are not recognised in constitution and hence there is no social security payment for them. They are unpaid, invisible, unrecognized and unappreciated. Patan CBR along with other 16 agencies serving in disability sector has joined hands to advocate for Carers to be recognised in Nepalese constitution. The agencies have collaborated to provide a toll free line service for carer to call where they can get information on various Government schemes provided by the government to the disabilities, single women, senior citizens, the referral information; advice to right treatment at right place and connecting the carers, services provided by the partner organization; supporting the carer through expert level of counselling to motivate them spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  
  • Many Patan CBR students have been coming to its day-care for many years and they do not have anywhere else to go due to lack of employment opportunity for them even they are eager to work. Patan CBR is planning to start a social enterprise employing youth/people with intellectual disability by training and starting a bakery to bake cookies and to sell them at the stores in a supported employment setting. Patan CBR is greatly motivated by a successful Japanese social enterprise called “Palette International Japan” where people with intellectual disability are working to make cookies and cake and the business is running successfully since 1985. Patan CBR is working to raise funds to initiate this project and your support is much appreciated.
guests with flower bouquet made by youths
guests with flower bouquet made by youths
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fun to meet with friends
fun to meet with friends

We are grateful to all of the donors who have continued to support Nepal's needy children with disabilities. With 306 donations, you have given us more than $36,000 to date. We look forward to your continued support in the days ahead. Even in the worst case scenario of COVID-19, we are able to provide the essential support to the children. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AGAIN! 

RE-OPENING SCHOOL WITH BUS

The school was closed from April 2020 to January 2021 due to COVID-19. Students were unable to attend school in that situation. We were able to include a few people via video chat, but we were unable to run online classes due to the state of the students. During discussions with parents about the school's opening in February 2021, some parents stated that they would not send their children to school and only a few parents agreed to send their children who took COVID vaccination. After that, we began to run a school before COVID, but only a small number of students attended.

On April 19, 2022 we held a short meeting with parents of disabled children. We talked about how to start class after COVID and make it more beneficial for the children. We talk about how to run the bus safely. In addition, parents committed to send their children to school. The number of students attending school has increased. They tell how they feel when they return to school after a lengthy absence and are delighted to see their friends. We started working on fine motor abilities in our new class session. Children can access so many more things and become more confident and capable as their fine motor skills improves. They gain independence in a variety of tasks, including as eating, writing, and speaking. We encourage children to participate in extracurricular activities such as singing, dance, and art. They appreciate being a part of such activities and have a lot of fun.

"I enjoy to come to school every day," one of our kids, told us. She enjoys new experiences and enjoys playing with her buddies. She couldn't share anything with her classmates during lockdown, so when she returned, she was delighted to see her old friends."

We are happy to write you that now those children come from bus are also attending school now and hope, with the low incidence rate of COVID-19, we will be able to operate our school in full capacity in near future.

Corporate Social Responsibility Support

On the occasion of their company's anniversary, ASIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY supports the needy children of Patan CBR. They provided food as well as stationery items such as rice, dal, sugar, bitten rice, noodles, biscuits, pencils, and copies under CSR support. We give it to a total of ten children. We appreciate Asian life insurance's affection and support for us.

GREAT THANK YOU TO ALL THE DONORS.WITHOUT SUPPORT FROM WHOM THESE ACTIVITES AND SERVICES WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.

  

drawing after a long time
drawing after a long time
CSR support from Asian Life
CSR support from Asian Life
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Blanket Distribution to Children with Disabilities
Blanket Distribution to Children with Disabilities

We are thankful to all the donors for providing continuous support to the needy children with disabilities of Nepal. Till date you gave us more than $35000 with 179 donors. We hope for your support during the days to come. Even in the COVID-19 worse situation, we are successful in providing the necessary support to the children. This is possible because of your support. GREAT THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!

              Here is a brief description of the support programs:

Blanket distribution to Children with Disabilities 

This time blanket is distributed to children with disabilities according to their needs. Currently, Kathmandu is facing cold weather. The temperature went down nearly to zero degrees. To be safer from cold weather, CBR provided 60 Children with Disabilities with blankets. The blankets were distributed in presence of local government authorities and well-wishers.        

Meeting with Local Government and Parent to Re-open Physical class for Children with Disabilities

Due to the present situation, the organization was not able to run the daycare class for children with disabilities in full capacity. But this time, a meeting with the local government and Children with Disabilities parents has been arranged to run the physical class. Most of the parents are supporting running the physical daycare class. A certain rule is that those who got the covid-19 vaccine agree to take them but for those who do not have the covid-19 vaccine, we are not taking them. We manage the class in alternative ways. But we could not able to run the bus due to less number of children with disabilities students. However, we are planning to start in the mid-month of Magh 1 Feb 2022 using safety protocol. We arrange parents meeting to discuss running the class in a systematic way and normal way. With this class, that children with disabilities will be able to engage in some activities to make their brains busy and make them happy.

One of the students has expressed that “In the corona pandemic, I was being very frustrate and anger but after the school reopen I am very happy and enjoying every moment with my friend”  

Home Visit Counselling and physiotherapy

Home visit counselling and physiotherapy were done with our expertise. At this time most of the parents of children with disabilities went into depression due to the job loss and tension of the current situation. So, counselling services have also been provided. Also, some got physiotherapy at home. Altogether, 5 home visits along with counselling services have been provided to the families of Children with Disabilities. 

Meeting with Local Government and Parents
Meeting with Local Government and Parents
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education material distribution
education material distribution

We are thankful to all the donors for providing continuous support to the needy children with disabilities of Nepal. Till date you gave us more than $33000 with 174 donors. We hope for your support during the days to come. Even in the COVID-19 worse situation, we are successful in providing the necessary support to the children. This is because of your support. GREAT THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!

 

Here is a brief description on the support programs:

Medicine distribution to Children with Disabilities 

This time medicine is distributed to children with disabilities according to their need. We collected the information of the children with disabilities and medicine records then after we called the children with disabilities parents to the office to collect the medicine. All together we provided 5 Children with Disabilities with medicines. Diapers are also provided to the needy children. To make them safe from COVID, masks, sanitizer and soap have also been provided to the families of the children   

Phone call and Video call interaction class with Children with Disabilities and Education Materials distribution

Due to the present situation, the organization was not able to run the day care class for children with disabilities. Our teacher started phone calls and video calls to our students to make interaction class so that children with disabilities were able to engage in some activities to make their brain busy and make them happy. Similarly, education materials like, bag, copy, pencil, color pencil have also been distributed to the children.

 

Collect local fundraiser for consumption food

Due to coronavirus and lockdown many children with disabilities parents lost their jobs and their children were not able to work for a living. So our organization started collecting funds for food consumption to children with disabilities and their parents. Altogether, 3 times consumption food have been distributed to parents of the children. In total, this support has been provided to 42 children with disabilities and their parents. Consumed materials are: Rice, Beaten rice, Pulse, Sugar, Salt, Pea, wheat flour, biscuit, noodle. 

 

Home Visit Counselling and physiotherapy

Home visit counselling and physiotherapy were done by our expertise. At this time most of the parents of children with disabilities went into depression due to the job loss and tension of the current situation. So, counselling services has also been provided. Also, some got physiotherapy at home.

We are very happy to let you know that we coordinated persons and other organizations to provide these services to the needy children. All these works are possible due to support from 

consumption food distribution
consumption food distribution
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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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Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization

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