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  • : The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • : In the (blue) House of the Himalayas, in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India), discover and follow the progress of the Handimachal project for disabled children.
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August 26 2017 7 26 /08 /August /2017 17:11

Job offer:  a breath of fresh air from the mountains (Development Officer in the field of Disability)
Have you ever been asking yourself, as you ride to work through crowded streets, pollution, noise, whenever you feel useless and powerless in a highly competitive and dehumanized professional environment: “Can I change this?” Yes - we have such an opportunity,...
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August 6 2017 1 06 /08 /August /2017 15:47

Handimachal performance at the Save Manali annual function - 31 July 2017
On 31 July, Save Manali NGO organised its annual function in Manali and introduced various initiatives and work from other local NGOs. The Handimachal team was of course present. The video of the Mannequin challenge was played for the public but above...
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August 6 2017 1 06 /08 /August /2017 15:15

Brain gym:  workshop for parents and staff – Kullu, 22 July 2017
Just like the body needs physical engagement to grow and develop so does the brain. Brain Gym® movements, exercises or activities refer to the original 26 Brain Gym movements. These activities recall the movements naturally done during the first years...
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July 19 2017 4 19 /07 /July /2017 05:22

The Strength of a Sibling’s Love
We can honestly say that we don't know what we would do without our brothers and sisters in our lives. They are our best friends, our only non-stop source of entertainment, our biggest cheerleaders, and undoubtedly reliable partners in crime. The impact...
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July 19 2017 4 19 /07 /July /2017 05:08

Entrepreneurship is a Viable Choice for People with Disabilities (guest article)
People with disabilities often experience higher rates of unemployment when compared to people without disabilities. Some disabled people struggle with the set hours of office life, while others find their workplace lacks tools and equipment to make their...
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June 18 2017 1 18 /06 /June /2017 16:52

May and June 2017:  steady attendance at the Handimachal Therapy Centre
Dear friends, We are happy to report that, since the end of winter in Kullu, the attendance of children and parents in the Handimachal Therapy Centre has never been so good and stable. We don't call this a victory but this is the best reward to our team's...
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February 18 2017 7 18 /02 /February /2017 19:24

The Handimachal Society is finally registered in India
We are happy to announce that, after 8 years of continuous operation in Kullu under various organisations, the Handimachal programme for special-need children is getting its own legal existence - the Handimachal Society received its registration number...
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December 26 2016 2 26 /12 /December /2016 21:09

Handimachal grandparents' day (24 December 2016)
Every grandparent hopes and prays that a new grandchild will be healthy. We count our grandson's fingers and toes after he is born. We keep an eye on our granddaughter to make sure she is developing "normally”. Most of the time, we breathe a deep sigh...
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December 26 2016 2 26 /12 /December /2016 19:15

A CBR training for Spiti (December 2016)
Further to the camp Handimachal conducted in Spiti valley in October, it was decided we would conduct a Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) training for local volunteers from Spiti. The fantastic Spiti ladies As explained by Prof. Vikram Patel, Community-Based...
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December 17 2016 7 17 /12 /December /2016 13:07

Handimachal's disability camp in Spiti (5-7 October 2016)
The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain high altitude valley located in the Himalayan ranges in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "the Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India. A typical village...
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