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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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September 3 2011 7 03 /09 /September /2011 04:43

Meeting Tavleen, a true sense of happiness...
Here I am again, back in Kullu valley since one week now. As usual I have set my “base camp” in a small cottage on the edge of the deodar cedar forest inhabited by the exquisite and holly temple of Hadimba goddess, in Dhungri village, just above Manali....
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August 16 2011 3 16 /08 /August /2011 05:36

August in Kullu
Three important facts should be highlighted this month: The level of attendance has been quite good lately, during the summer holiday, with 7 to 9 children receiving treatment every day in the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit - let's hope that once schools...
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June 26 2011 1 26 /06 /June /2011 18:38

This smile is for you, Eric
Last Thursday I received this photograph of Vaishali, a 7 year old CP girl we have been taking care of since December 2009 (Evert, you will like this picture, I am sure!). I love Vaishali's smiling face, this ray of happiness and energy she is throwing...
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June 19 2011 1 19 /06 /June /2011 13:18

Work in the Handimachal Unit (June 2011)
In order to give you a glimpse of what happens in the Handimachal Unit on a daily basis, I have requested Mayur, our new physiotherapist, to introduce part of his activity in relation to some selected children who are representatives of the many disability...
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June 9 2011 5 09 /06 /June /2011 18:45

Special thanks
On 20 April, I published a post on the French blog to relate the generous and altruistic initiative organised by one of my French friends, Jacques Crespy (whom I met during my first visit in the Himalayas in 1998) on his retirement party: instead of receiving...
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June 8 2011 4 08 /06 /June /2011 19:47

What's up in Kullu ? (June 2011)
This title may strike you as familiar: just one year ago I used the same phrase to introduce the post published on this blog in May... No news has been posted since my visit to Kullu in March 2011: not that nothing has happened in our small disability...
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April 1 2011 6 01 /04 /April /2011 19:56

Spring in Himachal (March 2011)
This is a (late) translation of a text posted on the French blog on 21 March 2011 28 February, around 5 am, the night is black and freezing cold… The night bus between Delhi and Kullu just broke a record, covering the distance in just 11 hours instead...
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March 18 2011 6 18 /03 /March /2011 15:52

Emotional Farewells and Cherished Memories (Catriona)
At the time I am posting this text, Catriona Helliwell's six month mission as a volunteering occupational therapist in the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit is already over since more than two weeks, as she lef Kullu on 3rd March 2011. She has since been...
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March 18 2011 6 18 /03 /March /2011 12:41

First impressions, by Sara
Our new OT volunteer, Sara Vinther Fredslund, who has agreed to give six months of her life to the Handimachal project, joined our team on 1st March. As you will see her perception of local life has already tought her the most important concept in Indian...
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January 13 2011 5 13 /01 /January /2011 20:09

Saarika: good news but a sad story…
Kanica, our physiotherapist in the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit, sent me a message a few days ago, giving good news about Saarika, a 15 year old girl from a nearby village. Saarika lost both parents and lives with her uncle’s family, and she does not...
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