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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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March 11 2012 1 11 /03 /March /2012 22:21

Don't worry, it's holi!
Last Thursday was Holi in India, the religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus, also known as "festival of colours". As the Wikipedia encyclopedia states: “One of Holi’s biggest customs is the loosening strictness of social structures, which normally...
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March 11 2012 1 11 /03 /March /2012 22:14

It is hard to believe that almost five weeks have passed since I arrived in my adopted ‘home town’ of Kullu. Since the beginning of February I have been learning about the great work done in the Handimachal Unit as well as endeavoring to meet the children...
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February 18 2012 7 18 /02 /February /2012 13:46

Handimachal in the Indian national press...
The Handimachal project for disabled children is quite often introduced in the local press in Kullu, which is essential to publicise our services to families in the valley and raise awareness on disabilities issues. This week, for the first time ever...
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February 13 2012 2 13 /02 /February /2012 12:57

After welcoming Naveen, our local OT, in our team on 1st December, we had the surprise to learn from him that he needed several weeks off in February and April, and even more, when everybody came back from Christmas holidays, no Naveen! If having a local...
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December 10 2011 7 10 /12 /December /2011 10:30

9 December 2011, first rainy day of winter - April Knight
I am writing this blog on the first rainy day of winter, which also happens to be Disability Day at the Unit. Balloons and streamers decorate the Unit and now we wait for children, though it’s been raining hard throughout the night. Due to the dust, we...
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December 8 2011 5 08 /12 /December /2011 17:12

Dear friends, I have received nice pictures from our team in Kullu, and I have organised them in short slideshows to share with you such positive moments. Take a look, I hope they will help you escape, for a few minutes, the fear of economic recession...
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December 1 2011 5 01 /12 /December /2011 22:32

Welcome to Naveen !
After months of discussions, exchange of emails, Skype interviews, missed arrival, doubts, I am happy to announce that the Handimachal team now counts an Indian permanent occupational therapist. Naveen Dhiman , Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the...
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November 29 2011 3 29 /11 /November /2011 12:43

25 November 2011: Annual sports day for differently-abled children
This morning, the Handimachal team gathered on the Dhalpur ground in Kullu to attend the annual Sports Day for disabled children. Sport was not the only program of the day. This day was also the opportunity to share, discuss and for parents to meet while...
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November 16 2011 4 16 /11 /November /2011 22:34

URGENT - Our association is urgently looking for an experienced occupational therapist liable to volunteer for a 2 to 5 month period, as soon as possible after 15 January 2012. The volunteer will work in very close cooperation with the local team (physiotherapist...
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September 3 2011 7 03 /09 /September /2011 05:46

By the look on her face...
No need to add much comments to this post, you will see from the sequence of Sanwi's pictures below how simple stimulation activities properly planned by our OT can enlighten a CP child' face within a few minutes... Magic, isn't it? Dominique, 3 September...
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