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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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August 14 2010 7 14 /08 /August /2010 21:26

One month gone already! Severine’s first impressions
One month gone already! How time flies! To find my place in a new team, to get used to a new environment, a new life style and a new language: quite some challenges to me! Luckily, seriousness of work in the Unit and genuine kindness of people in Kullu...
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June 22 2010 3 22 /06 /June /2010 21:10

All the best!
Dear friends of the Handimachal project! Field work in India and “blogging” are not always compatible – I really experienced this reality this summer, when, further to my delayed return from Zanskar and Ladakh, I spent the three remaining weeks sharing...
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June 15 2010 3 15 /06 /June /2010 20:43

Handimachal by video
Sophie, an active member of our association La maison des Himalayas, was in Kullu and Manali in May, she took photographs and made video clips on various projects we are managing or sponsoring. I am happy to propose on our blog this humble video presentation,...
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June 5 2010 7 05 /06 /June /2010 05:57

Home visits: first impressions
I am very lucky to be able to do home visits every Wednesday in Kullu area. This is a very enriching experience for an occupational therapist, as the approach is so different to what we usually do in Europe! On 3 June we went to Abhishek’s house. Abhishek...
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May 30 2010 1 30 /05 /May /2010 05:49

My first days in the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit
This is already my second week of work in the Handimachal Unit, and already these few days have been rich in discoveries and prospectives... I began my volunteer mission by working with a young man called Ramneek (20) who is disabled with hemiplegia caused...
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May 29 2010 7 29 /05 /May /2010 19:03

What's up in Kullu? (May 2010)
Since I came back to France one month ago, the daily routine of life and work in Paris has taken back its rights and leave less time for blog writing. Nevertheless, far away from us, in Kullu, our small Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit is keeping up its...
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April 21 2010 4 21 /04 /April /2010 06:15

A day in Lahashni: experience the real Himachal!
Last year I could not honor Yuv Raj’s invitation to visit his village and family house in Lahashni village: this time, in spite of my very tight schedule, no way to refuse! So here we are, after work, in local buses up to a village at the entrance of...
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April 12 2010 2 12 /04 /April /2010 05:50

11 April : the Handimachal team in Manali
This Sunday 11 April was probably one of the most memorable days of my short stay in the valley as the Handimachal team held its monthly awareness camp in Manali, in the main playing ground of the Government Senior Secondary School. Our friend Raju monitored...
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April 9 2010 6 09 /04 /April /2010 05:51

Spring in Kullu, disappointment and new hopes
On 1st April early morning, I landed on the tiny airport of Bhuntar, 10 km South of Kullu town, after a breathtaking flight from Delhi: along the mighty Himalayan range, above the futuristic town of Chandigarh, and finally, with a few acrobatic curves...
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March 9 2010 3 09 /03 /March /2010 19:02

"Before" and "after" pictures
His name is Bhupinder, he is 13 years old. Five months ago he fell from the balcony of his house (unfortunately a very common accident for children in local villages). As a result from this 11 feet fall, his ear was injured and half his face paralysed....
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