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Association Handimachal

Association Handimachal

The objective of the French association Handimachal is to develop a disability programme in favour of disabled children of Himachal Pradesh, in cooperation with the French NGO "La maison des Himalayas"
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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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Since : 29/11/2009

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Entrepreneurship is a Viable Choice for People with Disabilities (guest article)

Entrepreneurship is a Viable Choice for People with Disabilities (guest article)

People with disabilities often experience higher rates of unemployment when compared to people without disabilities. Some disabled people struggle with the set hours of office life, while others find their workplace lacks tools and equipment to make their time spent at the office as comfortable as it could be. Some people deal with transportation c
The Handimachal Society is finally registered in India

The Handimachal Society is finally registered in India

We are happy to announce that, after 8 years of continuous operation in Kullu under various organisations, the Handimachal programme for special-need children is getting its own legal existence - the Handimachal Society received its registration number from Kullu District Office on 14 February 2017! Long live to Handimachal in India! Dominique, the
Handimachal grandparents' day (24 December 2016)

Handimachal grandparents' day (24 December 2016)

Every grandparent hopes and prays that a new grandchild will be healthy. We count our grandson's fingers and toes after he is born. We keep an eye on our granddaughter to make sure she is developing "normally”. Most of the time, we breathe a deep sigh of relief because our grandchild is just fine. But sometimes there are challenges. We may find o
World Disability Day in Kullu, 3 December 2016

World Disability Day in Kullu, 3 December 2016

Dear reader, dear friend, Don't think that because we are not publishing any new post nothing is happening at the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit - in fact, a lot is going on every day and I will able to publish a short summary of the programme progress and promises further to my visit in Kullu in November. In the meantime, we are happy to share the
May and June 2017:  steady attendance at the Handimachal Therapy Centre

May and June 2017: steady attendance at the Handimachal Therapy Centre

Dear friends, We are happy to report that, since the end of winter in Kullu, the attendance of children and parents in the Handimachal Therapy Centre has never been so good and stable. We don't call this a victory but this is the best reward to our team's efforts and the testimony of parents' trust in our team's work. The cooperation recently set u
Handimachal's disability camp in Spiti (5-7 October 2016)

Handimachal's disability camp in Spiti (5-7 October 2016)

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain high altitude valley located in the Himalayan ranges in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "the Middle Land", i.e. the land between Tibet and India. A typical village in Spiti When our Spitian neighbors called out to us to help them raise a disability right mo
A CBR training for Spiti (December 2016)

A CBR training for Spiti (December 2016)

Further to the camp Handimachal conducted in Spiti valley in October, it was decided we would conduct a Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) training for local volunteers from Spiti. The fantastic Spiti ladies As explained by Prof. Vikram Patel, Community-Based Rehabilitation comes from the idea of task shifting in global health. “The idea is act
Another spring, a new location, new hopes in Kullu-Manali

Another spring, a new location, new hopes in Kullu-Manali

Dear readers, dear friends, It’s been quite some time since we posted news on this blog. This means we are all quite busy, in Kullu and in France! For the first time since 2009, we decided to close the Handimachal Unit for one full month in January and give everyone the chance to enjoy warmer temperatures at home or in the plains. Shruti (OT) and
The Strength of a Sibling’s Love

The Strength of a Sibling’s Love

We can honestly say that we don't know what we would do without our brothers and sisters in our lives. They are our best friends, our only non-stop source of entertainment, our biggest cheerleaders, and undoubtedly reliable partners in crime. The impact of sibling on everyone’s life is enormous. One of the biggest things that siblings provide us