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  • : The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
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  • : 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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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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December 17 2016 7 17 /12 /December /2016 12:10

70th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Hollywood, Florida (20-24 September 2016)
After amazing experiences at the 69th meeting of AACPDM last year, where I received an International scholarship to give a presentation of the work been done at Handimachal, I got a brilliant opportunity once again to present a course at this year annual...
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December 10 2016 7 10 /12 /December /2016 10:09

World Disability Day in Kullu, 3 December 2016
Dear reader, dear friend, Don't think that because we are not publishing any new post nothing is happening at the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit - in fact, a lot is going on every day and I will able to publish a short summary of the programme progress...
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March 20 2016 1 20 /03 /March /2016 16:36

Another spring, a new location, new hopes in Kullu-Manali
Dear readers, dear friends, It’s been quite some time since we posted news on this blog. This means we are all quite busy, in Kullu and in France! For the first time since 2009, we decided to close the Handimachal Unit for one full month in January and...
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January 10 2016 1 10 /01 /January /2016 14:31

More than six years after its creation in Kullu town (Himachal Pradesh, India), the Handimachal programme for disabled children can be roughly summarized and quantified as follows: a local multi-disciplinary team of Indian professionals gradually organized...
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December 13 2015 1 13 /12 /December /2015 16:25

Narrative therapy, a new approach to counselling, now in Kullu
With 2015 coming to end, we have been very busy at Handimachal. Last month we had two Indian volunteers, Raviraj Shetty (Occupational Therapist) and Jill Sanghavi (Counselor) from Mumbai who spent time at Handimachal for a week working with the team in...
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December 5 2015 7 05 /12 /December /2015 18:53

3 December 2015:  World Disability Day celebration in Kullu
On the Occasion of the World Disability Day on 3 December 2015, the local organizations working in the field of disability in Kullu district came together to celebrate the differences of our special ones. The District Welfare Office hosted the event at...
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