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, Fondation Assistance Internationale

PROJECT

This project aims to the development 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 Inclusive Development (CBID) 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 operators 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 CBID 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

URMILA, A STORY OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

URMILA, A STORY OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

To celebrate the international day against violence on women we want to share with Urmila’s story, a story of strength and empowerment, a big example of women’s emancipation, coming from a slum in Jaipur where she works with our Navchetan’s children with disabilities....

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

CBID is a development strategy which aims to ensure that people with disabilities are respected and included in their communities on an equal basis in all areas of life. It is people centred, community driven and human rights based. CBID is an essential contribution...

ANGANWADI CENTERS, A COMMUNITY SUPPORT

ANGANWADI CENTERS, A COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Thanks to the collaboration with the Anganwadi centers in slums we are able to grant a better future to the children with disabilities supported by our Navchetan program, in Jaipur, India. Anganwadi centers were started by Indian government in 1975 in order to fight...

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

MYANMAR, Taunggyi and Kyaing Tong

Objective

To ameliorate farmers’ knowledge and competences in rural areas

Beneficiaries

2406 farmers,  41 rural villages

Partners

Ministry of agriculture, Department of Social Welfare (DSW), local Communities, Metta Development Foundation

Donors

PIME foundation, CEI, OBOS

PROJECT

The project, started up since 2006, aims to promote an ecological and sustainable agricultural development, in rural areas of Shan States.

In order to reach this goal we’re providing different agricultural trainings:

  • Mid and long term crops
  • Cultivation technologies
  • Agriculture mechanization

We’re doing this through the methodology of Farmer Field School. Through the development of model farms farmers are being trained through direct  examples.

During last few years we’ve pointed a lot about land management and ownership, lots of farmers didn’t have property certificate of lands they were cultivating and in 2018 the ministry of Agriculture identified this as a major challenges in its own strategic plan. Land tenure is an important topic for our training, in order to fight land grabbing and make farmers the legal owners of their lands.

For this reason we’re providing specific trainings in which villagers are defining villages’ maps and lands ownership, acting as a bridge among villagers and institutions for their certifications of ownership.

CONTEXT

Myanmar is a predominantly rural country: most of population(72%) lives in rural areas and agriculture and related activities still are main income sources.

Agriculture developed way less than other countries in the same area, as China, Vietnam or Laos, while the potential of natural resources is very high.

Myanmar main challenges in agricultural field are following: lack of extensive agriculture, few agricultural associations, lack of infrastructures.

Cultivated lands are the 16,7% of the total territory, and on the 2/3 of cultivable lands are for rice growing and agricultural mechanization is still at the beginning.

 

SUPPORTED VILLAGES

FARMERS

TRAININGS

MODEL FARM

PROVIDED MACHINES

NEWS

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

CBID is a development strategy which aims to ensure that people with disabilities are respected and included in their communities on an equal basis in all areas of life. It is people centred, community driven and human rights based. CBID is an essential contribution...

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NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

Thanks to the collaboration with the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, we were able to start up a Community Based Inclusive Development program in Dala, Yangon outskirts. Here the story told by Teresa Sassu, their coordinator. The collaboration with Don Carlo Gnocchi...

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COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

MYANMAR, Taunggyi, Kyaing Tong and Dala Township (Yangon)

Objective

Development and social inclusion of children with disabilities in rural areas

Beneficiaries

150 children with disabilities and related families, 64 villages

Partners

Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Local Communities, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation

PROJECT

This project aims to develop and promote social inclusion of children with disabilities in rural areas. It has started since 2005 in Taunggyi township and since 2014 we’re operating also in Kyaing Tung township. During 2021 we have started to work in Dala Towniship, southern outskirts of Yangon, as well.

Accordingly to Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) 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 operators 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 and teaching parents, operators and neighbors all needed exercises for the improvement of their development  in order to make them able to replicate all exercises every day at home.

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: agricultural trainings, animals raisings, water systems.

 

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. 

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

SENSITIZED VILLAGES

TRAINED FARMERS

NEWS

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

CBID is a development strategy which aims to ensure that people with disabilities are respected and included in their communities on an equal basis in all areas of life. It is people centred, community driven and human rights based. CBID is an essential contribution...

read more
NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

Thanks to the collaboration with the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, we were able to start up a Community Based Inclusive Development program in Dala, Yangon outskirts. Here the story told by Teresa Sassu, their coordinator. The collaboration with Don Carlo Gnocchi...

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REHABILITATION CENTER

REHABILITATION CENTER

REHABILITATION CENTER

MYANMAR, Kyaing Tong

Objective

Rehabilitation and social inclusion of children with disabilities

Beneficiaries

50 children with disabilities and related families

Partners

Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Local Communities, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation

Donors

Francesca Pecorari foundation, Don Carlo Gnocchi foundation

PROJECT

This new project, started in 2020, is a start-up of a rehabilitation centre which could be the reference in Kyaing Tong township, where there isn’t any service for disability.

This new centre is going to be build in Kyaing Tong city, close to main road, in order to be easily accessible. The center would become a reference point on territory, a multipurpose place where there will be organized physiotherapy’s activities, special education and doctor’s visits for children with disabilities, meetings for families, awareness meeting for all citizens, professional trainings for operator working in disability’s field.

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 activities are not limited inside the center, but our community based rehabilitators are regularly visiting families and organizing awareness sessions in the town and in communities.

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

 

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. 

In Kyaing Tong there is only a residential center for people with disabilities, without any professional staff and without any rehabilitation service. In this area there aren’t any other services for disability.

 

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY

VILLAGES INVOLVED

NEWS

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

CBID is a development strategy which aims to ensure that people with disabilities are respected and included in their communities on an equal basis in all areas of life. It is people centred, community driven and human rights based. CBID is an essential contribution...

read more
NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

Thanks to the collaboration with the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, we were able to start up a Community Based Inclusive Development program in Dala, Yangon outskirts. Here the story told by Teresa Sassu, their coordinator. The collaboration with Don Carlo Gnocchi...

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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

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

COMMUNITY BASED INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (CBID)

CBID is a development strategy which aims to ensure that people with disabilities are respected and included in their communities on an equal basis in all areas of life. It is people centred, community driven and human rights based. CBID is an essential contribution...

read more
NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

NEW DISABILITY PROGRAM IN DALA

Thanks to the collaboration with the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, we were able to start up a Community Based Inclusive Development program in Dala, Yangon outskirts. Here the story told by Teresa Sassu, their coordinator. The collaboration with Don Carlo Gnocchi...

read more