News on HI’s “Leave no one behind” project

We are happy to share with you the first news of 2023 about the project « Leave no one behind ». This project take place in Nepal, supported this year by Excelys Tours. As a reminder, this project helps vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, to get their lives back on track through improved access, quality and durability of rehabilitation services. For a lot of children, having access to these services allow them to go back to school and to continue their education.

Nothing can stop Prabin

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Met Prabin, 6 years old, born with an undeveloped right leg. HI mets him at the Biratnagar rehabilitation centre in Nepal. Since then, he progressed quickly. Disabled from birth, Prabin’s early years were difficult for his mother, Sunita, and his family. Their community did not really accept children with disabilities : « We felt like no one could help us. Until the day a social worker told us about the rehabilitation service that HI supports in Biratnagar. Since then, our life has changed. » Said Sunita, the mother of Prabin.

Prabin has made a lot of progress thanks to the rehabilitation care provided by the Biratnagar community rehabilitation center, one of the HI’s partner organisations in Nepal.

Today, Prabin goes to the local school, he has a lot of energy and is a very diligent student. He is even the leader of his classroom.

Ambika, ortho-prosthetist since 10 years in Nepal

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In the context of the project, the beneficiaries use the services of prosthetists and orthotists. But do you know these professions ?

Ambika works as a prosthetist and orthotist for the Biratnagar Community Rehabilitation center, a local partner of Handicap International in Nepal as part of the « Leave no one behind » project supported by Club1000.

She says : « Seeing the children I help go to school and succeed is very inspiring. »

What is the role of an ortho-prosthetist ?

« As an ortho-prosthetist, I make artificial limbs and mobility aids, but in reality I do much more than that. In my job, I also have to advise, take measurements for the prostheses and manufacture them, but also repair and deliver them. I have to make sure that patients find them comfortable and follow up with them. » 

What message would you like to send to the people who support Handicap International ?

« This center will not be possible without your support. The people of Nepal do not have many economic resources and the poorest people often do not have access to necessary services. Thank to your support, theses children can have a childhood, study and have a career. Your support helps to make a positive difference to their health and their lives. Every day we make your donation count by making the most of it. Thank you ! »

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Priti improves her daily life thanks to kinesitherapy

Priti, 6 years old, has cerebral palsy and has difficuly moving around and communicate verbally. Two years ago, thanks to HI teams, Priti’s family discovered the community rehabilitation center in Biratnagar, supported by Handicap International as part of the « Leave no one behind » project. At this center, they learned what could be offered to them : a specially adapted chair, some support to obtain financial assistance, and a long-term physicial therapy to imporve Prit’s quality of life. Priti’s mother has also learned exercises that she can do with her daughter at home.

Since then, Priti’s physiotherapist, Rinki, explains that « the results show clear progress ; every part of her body is gradually becoming progressively less rigid. »

© A. Thapa / HI
© A. Thapa / HI

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