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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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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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February 21 2010 1 21 /02 /February /2010 06:39

21 February in Bhuntar
On Sunday 21 February, our 5th Awareness Camp was held in penchayat Bhawan Badan Bhuin (Bhuntar), 10 kms South of the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit. Bhuntar is a very busy Indian town on the national "highway" and is known for its well-stocked shops...
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February 17 2010 4 17 /02 /February /2010 06:44

Farewell to Evert
On 17 February, the Handimachal team in Kullu organised a farewell party for Evert at the end of his six month mission. His mother and his girlfriend Daniela (a speech therapist) were there, as well as some local volunteers such as our friend Hem Raj...
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February 1 2010 2 01 /02 /February /2010 22:21

"Ap galat nahi"
This is the title of a poem written by Arjita Singh, a journalist who came to give some of her time during her recent holiday in the Kullu valley. Arjita notably translated in hindi and designed some leaflets which are meant to give simple but efficient...
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