NAVCHETAN

NAVCHETAN

NAVCHETAN

INDIA, Jaipur

Objective

Rehabilitation and social inclusion of slums’ children with disabilities

Beneficiaries

50 children with disabilities from Jaipur slums and related families

Partners

St Anselm School

Donors

Fondazione PIME, Association Friends of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate

PROJECT

This project aims to the rehabilitation and the social inclusion of children with disabilities living in Jawahar Nagar slum of Jaipur, in Rajasthan. It started in 2017.

Accordingly to Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) methodology defined by WHO, we’re trying to promote social inclusion of children not only through physical rehabilitation, but also through the involvement of communities and families, based on 5 pillars: health, livelihood, education, social development and empowerment.

For this reason our community based rehabilitators are regularly visiting families, working with local communities about awareness, providing home based assistance and rehabilitation services.

A professional physiotherapist is taking care of this project, regularly visiting children at the center and teaching parents and rehabilitators all needed exercises for the improvement of their development  in order to make them able to replicate all exercises every day at home.

Usually CBR is operating exclusively on the field, directly at people’s homes and inside their communities. Slum’s context is not allowing home care treatments: often a whole family lives in one room without light or windows and it is consequently impossible to have the space to provide needed treatments. For this reason, and in order to grant a chance for children socialization, we created a center where they could receive individual treatments and attend individual or group therapies. On the territory other centers already exist with the same purpose, but they’re out of the reach of slum’s inhabitants (far away and very expensive), while our Navchetan center is at the entry of the slum and it is fully free.

This methodology is focusing on self-independency of people with disabilities and their families, for this reason we started up different activities to support families: advocacy, basic food provision to families and facilitation to access public schools.

 

CONTEXT

While India is better off in the social and education sectors, it is at the bottom of the list even amongst developing nations in healthcare. And within the country, Rajasthan is a laggard.

As per Census 2011 (2016 updated), in India, out of the 1.2 billion people, about 26,8 million people have some kind of disability which is 2.21% of the total population. At all India level, 7.62% of the disabled persons belonged to the age group 0-6 years (2,04 million). Thus, one in every 100 children in the age group 0-6 years suffers from some type of disability. It is a matter of serious concern as it has wider implications. In 15 States / UTs, the prevalence of disability (proportion of disabled persons to total population) is higher than that of the same at the all India level.

In spite of having a good policy for the disabled in practice most of the disabled don’t have access to education and special care. The illiteracy and lack of awarenessprevents the poor to benefit even from available services.

In 2011 census there were registered 238 slums in the city of Jaipur, with a population of 59.476 households. The constant growing of people with unstable jobs and low income almost doubled slums’ population during last 8 years.

Beneficiaries of our project are coming from Jaipur’s slums, where houses are often only one room where a whole family lives without windows or toilets. Slums’ population are from a lower caste, both at social and economic level, and they are mostly daily laborers came from villages to the big city.

 

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

RELATIVES INVOLVED

NEWS

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CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang AND Kandal

Objective

All children and youths with disabilities have access to education

Beneficiaries

200 families with disabile children

Partners

Cam To Me Onlus

Donors

CEI; Misereor; Porticus; OBOS; Cam to Me Onlus; Fondazione PIME

PROJECT

Capabilities has many meanings. It’s a name that encloses the initials of the 3 pillars of our program: Care, Advocacy and Promotion for people with disabilities. But the name Capabilities also reminds us about our power and potential.

Our project includes different components, all equally essential:

Care: New Humanity International manages 5 daily centers for children with disabilities. Each center hosts 15-20 children, mainly with intellectual disabilities. Children attend the center everyday, fron Monday to Friday, and have the opportunity to receive medical care, physiotherapy and special education. Also the parents are actively involved in the activity of the centers, taking part in volunteer turns in the kitchen or taking care of the cleaning.

Community Based Rehabilitation: Our staff also manages different activities directly in the villages, reaching all children who, for different reasons, don’t have the opportunity to go to the centers. The Community Based Rhabilitation foresees the direct involvement of families and of the whole community in which the children with disability live, and it’s the first step for their social inclusion.

Advocacy: Through a constant dialogue with local authorities and institutions and the organization of events in the villages or at National level, New Humanity International promotes the rights of children with disabilities, in order to guarantee their social inclusion.

Prevention: New Humanity International organizes meetings in the villages addressed to young women in order to promote early prevention of disability, with a particolar attention to prevention during pregnancy and early childhood.

Agricultural trainings: youth and adults with disabilities, together with their famiglie, have the opportunità to attend agricultural trainings on relevant issues such as domestic rearing, rice and vegetables cultivation, home-made fertilizers and greenhouses. The families who attend the trainings receive the material and support by our specialized staff in order to start up their own agricultural activities and

Since 2015, the project is under the responsabilità of the Dioceses of Battambang.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia, about 4,7% of the population has some kind of disability and most the 85% of people with disabilities live in rural areas.

The lack of public structures, together with the prejudice that often sees disability as a punishment, causes the isolation of people with disabilities.

CHILDREN ATTENDING DAILY CENTERS EACH YEAR

FAMILIES TAKING PART TO AGRICULTURAL TRAININGS EACH YEAR

NEWS

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SUPPORT TO CENTERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

SUPPORT TO CENTERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

SUPPORT TO CENTERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

MYANMAR,Yangon, Kyaing Tong e Taunggyi

Objective

Rehabilitation of people with disabilities

Beneficiaries

649 people with disabilities and related families, 100 field operators

Partners

Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Don Carlo Gnocchi foundation

Donors

CEI, Don Carlo Gnocchi foundation, PIME foundation, “Aggiungi un Posto a Tavola” association

PROJECT

This project, started up in 2002, aims to the rehabilitation of people with disabilitieshosted in centers in cities where we’re operating. We’re supporting Phayar Phiu center for children with disabilities in Taunggyi, St Mary center in Kyaing Tong and two governmental centers in Yangon, residential Disabled Care Center and day center School for Disabled Children.

New Humanity not only supports those centers through monthly provision of essential goods (food and hygiene materials), but also aims to improve quality of provided services through the provision of professional staff into centers staff and trainings for all staff by professionals both Burmese or from abroad.

Currently New Humanity provided two physiotherapists, one nurse and one psycho-motor therapist who are directly following children with disabilities and are providing professional trainings to centers’ staff.

 

CONTEXT

In Myanmar only 60% of population has access to health system and lack of professional personnel is one of the biggest impediments for the provision of qualified assistance services respondent to population’s real needs.

Furthermore in the Country disability is still considered as a social stigma and God’s punishment, so people with physical or mental disabilities are often hidden and marginalized. 

 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

SUPPORTED CENTERS

TRAINED OPERATORS

NEWS

DAYAMIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE: TESTIMONIES FROM THE FIELD

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In the southern suburbs of Yangon, in the Dala district, we started a new project in May 2021. How is it going? Tun, Tida, Win, Tan, Zaw and Min tell us how their lives have changed. The project is located in a district where more than half of the youths between the...

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