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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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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
Narrative therapy, a new approach to counselling, now in Kullu

Narrative therapy, a new approach to counselling, now in Kullu

With 2015 coming to end, we have been very busy at Handimachal. Last month we had two Indian volunteers, Raviraj Shetty (Occupational Therapist) and Jill Sanghavi (Counselor) from Mumbai who spent time at Handimachal for a week working with the team in various areas the team needed guidance on. Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non blamin
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
3 December 2015:  World Disability Day celebration in Kullu

3 December 2015: World Disability Day celebration in Kullu

On the Occasion of the World Disability Day on 3 December 2015, the local organizations working in the field of disability in Kullu district came together to celebrate the differences of our special ones. The District Welfare Office hosted the event at Dev Sadan Hall. A morning of sports activities followed by an afternoon of cultural events. Handi
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

Handimachal at the end of 2015 - a few facts

More than six years after its creation in Kullu town (Himachal Pradesh, India), the Handimachal programme for disabled children can be roughly summarized and quantified as follows: a local multi-disciplinary team of Indian professionals gradually organized since March 2009, including a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a special educator,
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
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
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