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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)
2016 - December 3 (Saturday)
Himalayan Education And Development (Head Nepal) in collaboration with the Women and Children Office Humla and Sahara Samuha Humla celebrated 25th International Day of Persons with Disabilities in district level in Simikot with various activities.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. This day is observed every year on 3rd December. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life.
Around 15% of the world’s population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. People are often unaware of the great number of persons living with disabilities around the world and the challenges they face. The United Nations along with the World Health Organization (WHO) has started a mission to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through national, regional and global efforts and to raise awareness about the magnitude and consequences.
In Nepal as well a numbers of actions have been taken from the government and non-governmental sector for the wellbeing of the people with disabilities in Nepal. Similarly in Humla district one of the most remote and undeveloped district of Midwestern Nepal, Head Nepal has been leding the disability moment since 2011 with different activities from education service to lifelyhood and capacity building of the people with disabilities. Today on this special day of the year on the 3rd of December, (Mansir 18) with the international theme “Achieving 17 goals for the future we want” we conducted a radio program in order to convey our message to the public and the community members. From 7.30 to 8 AM this a special talk-show was organized in the Radio Karnali FM in Simikot. In the program Women Development Officer, Dev Kumari Khatri and Chhitup Lama the Executive Director of Head Nepal was invited for the talk and the children from Head Vision Home sang a Dohori song including the issues and voices of the people with disabilities in the song.
Afterwhile we also conducted a rally in the Simikot Market along with the local authorities and development agencies. In the rally the children from the Head Vision Home and Head Enable Home and Sahara Samuha have been participated. We distributed fruits and sweets to the children with disabilities residing at Head Nepal and Sahara Samuha to encourage and motivate the children for a better career. The rally was started from the compound of District Development Ccommittee (DDC) and ended at the Head Enable Home the newly started residential home for the children with physical disabilities. At the end of the rally Head Nepal organized an official grant festive opening )inauguration of the Head Enable Home (HEH) the program was moderated by Mr. Lokraj Shahi, the teacher of Head Vision Home. The chair-person of the program was Dev Kumari Khatri, Women Development Officer from Women and Children Office Humla. Similarly the chief guest of the ceremony was the chief district officer (CDO) Dr. Krishhna B. Ghimire. The Chief guest Dr. GHimire inaugurated the home by discovering the official banner/sign-board of the Head Enable Home. The(HEH) is the second residential home by Head Nepal specially for the children with physical/mobility disabilities. Located at Simikot. In the residential center altogether 20 children have been accomodeted with school educational facilities. Head Nepal has been running the Head Vision Home for the children with visual impairment since 2012.
At the end we would like to mention that Head Nepal is very much committed in overall development of people with disabilities in Humla. But we alone can’t do this for sure! We need all of your collaborative support and help in this mission. As the main theme of the 25th International Disabilities Days “Achieving 17 goals for the future we want”, If we are successful to achieve the 17 goals of (SDG) then we don’t have doubt that anyone in the planet is left behind the mainstream development. Wishing you all for the successful future and successful achievement of 17 goals of SDG!!
HEAD Nepal Family!
Drill and class about disater:
Mr. Shusil Pandit from NSET is taking class about disaster at HEAD Nepal Humla yesterday. This class is really highly impressive for the children.
Mr. Sushil Pandit from NSET Nepal taking class about Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Fire Control at this organization for the students with disabilities and the staffs. As people with disabilities are always in high risk of any disasters, such lessons/classes are highly important and benificial. We on behalf of the students and colligues from Head Nepal would like to thank Mr. Sushil for accepting our request and sharing his knowledge and expertise with us!
Installation of CCTVs for Low-vision/partially sighted Students at Head Vision Home:
We are pleased to inform that in November 2015 we were able to install two sets of Close Circuit Television (CCTVs) in themultifunctional/computer lap of the Head Vision Home in Simikot. The items are bought in Germany with the support from the friends and some organization in Australia in an initiation of Prof. Bob in April 2015 and donated to Head Nepal. The CCTV is an important technical device that helps students with low-vision in an easy access to text books and other reading materials. The CCTV magnifies the text on the screen and the reader will have better recognition of the reading materials with larger size and convenient colors. This is an another big achievement of the Head Vision Home in this fiscal year. On behalf of all the children and the colleagues from Himalayan Education and Development (HEAD Nepal). We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. MalgorzataMoszczynski And Rev. ArturBotur for organizing “The Bridge of Hearts” a special support program last year during the Easter-break in collaboration with Prof. BoguslawMarek (Bob) from Poland in order to support learning materials/educational devices for the students with visual impairments residing and studying at HEAD Vision Home in SimikotHumla Nepal! We are very pleased to receive the two sets of CCTVS, Close Circuit Television, magnifying reading materials for the low-vision students at our center in Simikot. Both the systems are currently installed in the center and the children with low-vision are being benefited for reading the books/magazines.
We entire HEAD Nepal family including the students with visual impairment would like to thank you so much for your wonderful support in organizing this support program!!! And our big thanks goes to Prof. Bob for coordinating and all the organizations and individuals directly and indirectly involved in this beautiful project!!! Our sincere gratitude goes to Polish parishioners from the Divine Mercy Shrine –Polish Catholic Church, Keysborough, Victoria, Australia as well for sponsoring the items! Similarly our heartfelt thanks goes to Mr Krzysztof Bajkowski, The Editor, BUMERANGPolski and all the team for your kind support for the special program! Finally we thank Mr. Himal, our wonderful volunteer based at Kathmandu who tirelessly and patiently helped us to release the items from the custom office which took a long time. Aalso a big thank to Prof. Bob for helping Himal and us in this matter!We are sure that these CCTVs will make a huge different in the study of the low-vision students in SimikotHumla.