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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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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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December 31 2010 6 31 /12 /December /2010 12:43

For a positive and constructive year 2011
To all the friends and supporters of the Handimachal project, I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous life in 2011, may all your dreams and projects become reality in this world. All my gratitude to you who have helped us establishing the basis...
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December 14 2010 3 14 /12 /December /2010 12:55

Progress made in Nav-Chetna (Catriona)
I could never have anticipated the level of improvements made in Nav-Chetna over the past two months. While conditions are still far from perfect; with next door’s leaking water tank and the roaming cows continuing to turn the ground we use for sport...
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December 13 2010 2 13 /12 /December /2010 10:44

On behalf of the team in the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit and children who are registered with us, I'd like to say a huge thank you to all those on the tiny Isle of Eigg (Scotland), for your generosity and support in your recent curry/quiz fundraising...
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December 2 2010 5 02 /12 /December /2010 23:12

2010 WDD in Kullu: meeting with families
On 3 December, the team of the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit organized a gathering of children families who are registered in the Unit and their families. This was a very successful event with eleven families present, refreshments were given and opportunities...
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November 20 2010 7 20 /11 /November /2010 11:40

A concert for Handimachal, 9 December 2010 in Paris
I am delighted to inform you that the Handimachal project for disabled children will get the lucky support from the musicians of the French association « Note et Bien », who will offer their talent and passion for a free concert to be given on: 9 December...
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November 13 2010 7 13 /11 /November /2010 10:33

Nav-Chetna School - the challenges of change
Since Severine returned from her travels I have been focusing on developing the work started by the previous volunteer Emma Angebaud, in Nav-Chetna School. I will be returning to work in the Unit full-time after December, so my time at Nav-Chetna is unfortunately...
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October 11 2010 2 11 /10 /October /2010 17:48

Six Months with Handimachal – Initial Impressions of Life and Work in Kullu
As Severine wrote in her last post, we are lucky to have in our team an additional OT volunteer, Catriona Helliwell, who will work together with Severine until mid-December, then on her own until mid-March 2011. While Severine and Emma are travelling...
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