West Bengal

Location

£20621

Funding

132

People Engaged

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 Many children who could make significant progress with their condition suffer due to lack of basic medical support, as their families lack the funds to pay doctors or buy medicines. Having a disabled child is a tremendous strain on families already burdened by poverty and lack of opportunity.

Disabled children in rural areas of India face multiple barriers - discrimination, poverty and social exclusion. Often they are hidden away and under-stimulated, malnourished or even physically or sexually abused. Many children who could make significant progress with their condition suffer due to lack of basic medical support, as their families lack the funds to pay doctors or buy medicines. Having a disabled child is a tremendous strain on families already burdened by poverty and lack of opportunity.

 Bhalo means ‘love’ or ‘goodness’ and basa means ‘home’. This project is run by Nishtha and provides a supportive, stimulating environment for disabled children and their parents. The project provides medical care, supporting children with assessments and providing physio and speech therapy, while undertaking awareness raising work in the community and campaigning for the childrens’ rights. Here, the children are able to make friends, while parents reduce their stress and isolation by supporting each other and sharing their experiences

 

 

Project Location

Baruipur

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