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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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October 10 2013 5 10 /10 /October /2013 13:18

A little bit of feedback goes a long way
‘The Handimachal Therapy unit gives a ray of hope, a new way of thinking, a new goal’ Above is just one of the positive comments provided by patients and their parents, at the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit. Evaluating and improving our own work is something...
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October 9 2013 4 09 /10 /October /2013 13:35

The making of Stori (by Tori North, OT volunteer)
When starting in the Handimachal unit 3 months ago I was really interested to look at the different varieties of seating available for the children, most have been designed by previous volunteers and Shruti, and are either a corner type chair or a made...
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October 4 2013 6 04 /10 /October /2013 09:45

Handimachal in the limelights (30 September 2013)
Annual Day Celebrations - Day Star School Manali Day star school, Manali had their annual day celebrations on the 30 September. Handimachal was honored to be a part of this extravaganza by holding a disability awareness stall and a special dance performance...
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August 26 2013 2 26 /08 /August /2013 18:37

29-30-31 August: for the first time, Handimachal in Lahaul district
The Handimachal team is preparing a big event: for the first time in four years, they will be holding a disability awareness camp out of Kullu valley, in Lahaul district, on the other side of famous Rohtang pass. These three camps are being organised...
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August 19 2013 2 19 /08 /August /2013 18:11

Do it yourself - Therapy Resources
It has been a great privilege to have had Romain as an Occupational Therapist colleague at the Unit. A special thanks to him, to teach me the carpentry skills very much necessary to make handy therapy resources. In the four months of our association,...
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August 19 2013 2 19 /08 /August /2013 18:04

The Handimachal team conducted a workshop for the teachers of the government schools of Manali and Naggar block on 17 August, with a primary aim of spreading a word about the prevalence and impact of disability on the children of the Kullu valley and...
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July 13 2013 7 13 /07 /July /2013 13:22

Romain, our OT volunteer from France, will finish his mission on Monday 15 July and the next volunteers already knocked on the door of the “blue house”: Tori North (OT volunteer) and Gaëlle Leclercq (APA volunteer) both arrived in Kullu at the end of...
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June 28 2013 6 28 /06 /June /2013 07:45

Reorganising space in HKTU
On a quiet day this week, the team of the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit had a brain storming session, followed by a body building session, in order to reorganise space in the therapy rooms. See the result here...!
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June 22 2013 7 22 /06 /June /2013 18:09

While Chloé, our APA volunteer, left Kullu a few days ago and is now back at home in France, Shruti and Romain have been experimenting a new transportation mean (motorbike) for their home visits villages of Kullu valley this week. You will find below...
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June 9 2013 1 09 /06 /June /2013 13:41

Unity is strength! New perspectives in Kullu
This is a summary on the activity of the Handimachal programme over the last months, translated from the newsletter published by our head association “La maison des Himalayas” one month ago, and adapted to recent developments in Kullu. Since the beginning...
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