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Name of the Bank: Bank of Ceylon (BOC)
Address: Kurunegala Road, Puttalam (North Western
Province) Sri Lanka.
Tel: 94 32 22 65216, 94 32 22 65209
Name of Account: Child Vision Sri Lanka (Association of Parents of Disabled Children - APDC)
Account type: SAVINGS
Account Number: 8318849
SWIFT CODE: BCEYLKLX
Tel No: (Swift Dept.): 94 11 2 544309
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PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 Background of Child Vision Sri Lanka: Child Vision Sri Lanka is a non-governmental, non-profit voluntary social services national organisation based in Puttalam. Our main focal areas of work are protection (Women and children) and disability management and development. Child Vision is a registered National NGO under the Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare Colombo, registration ID L.33904. Childvision has an active Board of Directors comprised of individuals who exemplify our mission. We are also a member of GONGO (Government & Non-Government Organisation), Puttalam, and member partner of the Divisional/District Child Development Committees, NPSF, DPSF (National and District Psychosocial Forum) and the CHA-CPN (Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies Community Protection Network). Since 2001 Child Vision has been conducting monthly free rehabilitation and intervention for children and adult with disabilities in and around Puttalam district, providing with professional services inclusive of Physiotherapy, Speech and Language therapy and Occupational therapy services by volunteer therapist. We also conduct rehabilitation and equipment distribution camps in near by communities providing the needy with various equipment like Wheel chairs, Connor chairs, Tricycles, Prosthesis, KAFOs, Walking sticks, crutches and etc free of charge. We also maintaining healthy partnership with various government and private hospital and receiving from them daily 5 to 7 infant with various childhood disability and providing them best intervention treatment and we proud say that last year only we discharged 50-60 infant and we got heartiest appreciation from parents and hospital authorities. In the year 2004 Child Vision helped to establish the Association of Parents of Disabled Children (APDC), to ensure that future developments and decisions were made on a consultative basis with the full participation of all key stakeholders. The members meet once a month to discuss various issues and concerns pertaining to their children, home management, income generation, education, basic health care, negligence by the society and other relevant issues. Currently our monthly rehabilitation clinic is conducted in government premises without any adequate space for appropriate installation of various therapeutic equipments for clinical interventions. Our Vision: Which respects and values. Each child’s protection and development. Which listens to children’s learning where, all children have hope and opportunity. Our Mission: To strive for increased respect for and realisation of child rights in Sri Lanka, for children's survival, development, protection and participation; for the purpose of improved recognition of children's rights as citizens with regard to more equitable access to quality education services and greater protection from violence and abuse. 1 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 The disability scenario: Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are significantly marginalized in the society without much support or services available to them. In Puttalam it self there are large number of children with various childhood disabilities who need adequate and frequent therapeutic intervention for their wellbeing, but such services are not readily available. As there is a severe dearth of professional PT/OT/STs in the district many children and adults with various disabilities (physical, hearing, visual, mental, amputees) are unable to access these services and have to undergo endless suffering. For 9 years now (since 2001), Child Vision Sri Lanka had been working in the field of disability management. There has been a lot of focus on individual children and adult with disabilities from a ‘rehabilitation’ point of view. This means that a large number of disabled people have benefited from physical, occupational and speech & language therapy, referral for surgeries and for assistive devices. While this has had an impact in their functional levels, we realized that a lot remains to be done in order to improve their quality of life as human beings. According to the 2001 census report, there are 274,711 people with disabilities in Sri Lanka, of whom 11,558 are in the district of Puttalam. Disabled persons by sex and district District Total Disability Disability in in seeing hearing/ Speaking Puttalam Both sexes 11558 2964 3231 Male 6653 1522 1722 Female 4905 1442 1509 * Source: Census of Population and Housing, 2001, Sri Lanka Disability in hands Disability in legs Other physical disability 688 367 321 Mental disability 2121 1374 747 3824 2352 1472 2517 1398 1119 CVSL's Disability Management Program: CVSL's Disability Management Program by Ethnic Group in Puttalam District - MAY 2009 70 Geographic Distribution of Clients in CVSL’s Disability Management Program in Puttalam District - MAY 2009 21 (8%) 37 (15%) 2 (1%) 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 la tta Pu m l a a a a a wa da m t iy ew uw am pi w un i llu ga ad eg al M iw as ya m th K h g a hi th at la hc An ga an we oc W ru wa N Ka Na Muslim Sinhalalese Tamil 71 (28%) 28 (11%) 17 (7%) 36 (15%) 36 (15%) Puttalam Mundal Kalpitiya Ananmaduwa Wanathivilluwa Karuwelagaswewa Nawagaththegama Nochchiyagama 2 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 CVSL's Disability Management Program (Local & IDPs range) in Puttalam District - MAY 2009 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 la ta ut m M l da un tiy pi al K a 51 37 29 20 7 0 21 15 17 3 0 25 21 2 0 Local IDPs 0 P a a a a wa m m ew uw ga w illu ga ad iw as he ya h g am ht hi at la at hc An an we ag oc W ru w N Ka Na Progress Made: Objective 1 A. 1. To train Child Vision staff in disability issues and disability management. Description: The staffs at Child Vision have regular experience of getting adequate knowledge on various types of childhood disabilities, their appropriate intervention and recommendation for home management program during monthly rehabilitation clinic and thrice a week early intervention clinic. So during this period the staffs knowledge regarding various disabilities issues and their appropriate management has been significantly improved. Mrs.Niyara, our current account executive has been trained in basic language and speech intervention techniques by our visiting speech therapist and improvement of cognitive and perceptual skills by our volunteer OT. Currently she has approximately 18 children under program and she is conducting oneto-one sessions at our premises once a week for the children. During our forthcoming training on basic therapeutic management skills Mrs.Niyara and other staffs will be included in the training program to enhance their knowledge on disability detection and basic intervention. Impact: Staff are more aware of various disabilities and are confident in providing basic intervention for the benefit of the clients. 3 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 2. Other planned activities to strengthen Child Vision Sri Lanka’s disability management activities. a. Planned Activity: Continuation of Monthly rehabilitation clinics Description: Child Vision Sri Lanka’s, monthly rehabilitation clinics are conducted on every last Sunday of each month from 08.30am to 02.00pm. Approximately 40 to 45 clients attend the clinics and receive PT/OT and ST services. Home management training program are advised to the parents and care givers during the therapy sessions. Impact: There is significant improvement in the functional and physical status of many children and the parents and care givers are extremely satisfied with their children progress. b. Planned Activity: Early intervention program Description: Since late 2007 Based hospital Puttalam has been referring infants as young as 15 days to one month old diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy, Torticolis and other 3 to 4month old infants diagnosed with seizure disorder, Developmental delay for therapeutic interventions. With the number of referrals Child Vision initiated the early intervention program thrice a week for the children. Impact: Since the inception of the early intervention clinic, approximately 15 to 17 infants have been discharged from therapeutic services after fully recovery. The Paediatrician at Base Hospital and the parents of the children are extremely satisfied by services provided by the Child Vision. 4 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 c. Planned Activity: Conduction of Disability Detection Camps in remote rural areas of Puttalam district. a. Description: A total number of 06 disability detection camps were conducted during this period and a large number of clients have benefited from this camps. These camps were jointly conducted in collaboration with other national and international agencies like: Valvothayam Mannar, World Vision Sri Lanka, Caritas International and Mahakumbukwewe Divisional Secretariat. After the evaluation process the clients were referred to other relevant agencies for Orthotics, prosthetics and hearing aids. Some children with learning disabilities were referred to near by special schools. The breakdown of the various detection camps are as follows: No. Collaborative organisation Date of Place No. of detection clients camp benefited Valvothayam Mannar/Unicef/CTF 20th November Puttalam 39 2007 Suwashakthi PWDs Organisation 08th April 2008 Nawagaththegama 35 Divisional Secretariat 27th, 28th & 29th Karuwelagaswewa and 72 World Vision Lanka (Willuwa) August 2008 Karuwelagaswewa Don Gnocchi Foundation and 07th and 08th Mukkuthoduwawa and 32 Caritas/SEDEC February 2009 Kanthathoduwawa. 178 1 2 3 4 Total Impact: With the conduction of these detection cams many children have received services which they had never earlier experienced and many of them have started attending our rehabilitation clinics to further improve their functional status. With our referral a number of clients have received mobility aids and other devices and some of them who were advised, home management program are continuing with it. 5 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 b. Description: Child Vision Sri Lanka in collaboration with CTF Puttalam and Valvothayam Mannar with the support UNICEF Sri Lanka conducted a Disability Detection Camp in year 2007. During the camp a total 39 persons with disabilities were assesses by professionals from Child Vision and Valvothayam Mannar, out of which 12 were diagnosed with amputation, are to receive artificial limbs, 4 PWDs to receive wheelchairs, 2clients to receive crutches and the others were referred to other agencies for further consultation on their conditions. Distribution of Tricycles to 09 disabled persons in Puttalam (Internally Displaced Persons-IDPs) some whom were directly affected by the armed conflict. The distribution camp was jointly organized by Child Vision Sri Lanka, Community Trust Fund and Valvothayam Mannar with the support UNICEF Sri Lanka. Impact: With the provision of the tricycles, the beneficiaries are more independent in their functional mobility and income-generation activities. d. Planned Activity: Centralized data base of clients Description: A centralized data base of Child Vision’s clients was compiled during this period with name, age/sex, diagnosis, address, contact number, current functional status, recommendation and remarks were formulated. The details of approximately 98 children are in the data base and is regularly getting updated with each referral. Impact: With the centralized data base of clients it is easier to access any reliable information about their status with in a short span of time. e. Planned Activity: Development of assessment and other relevant templates. Description: During this period various forms which include Occupational therapy, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy assessment forms, client registration form, progress report form, inventory form and Wheelchair assessment form were devised. Impact: With the formulation of the various forms Child Vision Sri Lanka’s filing system of clients profile has improved. 6 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 f. Planned Activity: Modification of client’s files/ filling systems. Description: All the clients files has been totally modified with various sections for all professional areas of intervention and regular update on the child progress in the progress note. Impact: With the modification of clients files and appropriate numbering of the clients it has became easier to access and clients details from the files. g. Planned Activity: Celebration of International Day for PWDs. Description: On 03rd December 2008 Child Vision along with its benefiaries and community at large with the support of Australian High Commission (AHC) celebrated the International Day for PWDs at IBM hall Puttalam which was attended by various dignitaries. There were song and dram performance by the children, art competition and other games activities. Various care givers gave short speech about how they are getting benefited from Child Vision services and requested all relevant parties to provide support to Child Vision to continue its services. A total number of 260 participants including Child Vision staff were attended. Impact: It was a successful event and the children parents and care givers were extremely pleased with the performance of the children and it was a nice opportunity for many parents to come in contact with each other and interact. The program created a lot of awareness among the public that the disabled in the community have abilities and are capable of contributing to the society. h. Planned Activity: Publication of brochures on various childhood disability conditions. Description: The various types of childhood disabilities that Child Vision’s rehabilitation clinic receives are Cerebral palsy, Developmental delay, Spinal muscular atrophy, Downs’s syndrome, Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, Erbs palsy, Torticollis and DMD (Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy). The parents of these children are absolutely unaware of their Childs conditions and its prognosis. So our aim is to publish the brochures of the prevailing disabilities to create awareness among the parents, therapist, physicians and public at large for their better know how on these conditions with valid prognosis. The templates of the brochures are ready and to be translated in to Sinhala and Tamil. The brochures will be published in the month of April/May 2009. 7 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 Impact: The publication of the brochures will create greater awareness among the parents and other relevant professional about various childhood disabilities and appropriate management. i. Planned Activity: Networking/ Interaction with other agencies and hospitals. Description: Child Vision Sri Lanka within this period has established strong networking between hospitals like: Kurunegala General Hospital, Base Hospital Puttalam, Base Hospital Chilaw, National Hospital Colombo, LRH Children’s Hospital Colombo and other agencies like: District & Divisional Secretariat, Human Rights Commission (HRC), Department of Social Services (NWP), Palmyrah Development Board, Small Enterprises & Training Development Unit, Australian High Commission, VSO-UK, Don Gnocchi Foundation, Friend in Need Colombo, Wickramarachchi, Valvodayam, Ratmalana Audiology Centre, Mencafep, Sunera Foundation, ECSAT, HEED Foundation, AKASA, ORHAN, Buddhi Special Education Development Centre, Senehasa Children’s Resource Centre and World Vision (Kalpitiya & Willuwa program) for professional consultation and procurement of Orthotics, prosthetic devises and hearing aids. Impact: With strong networking our clients are receiving professional services from other agencies free of charge or at times very nominal charges. j. Planned Activity: Procurement of customize wheelchair for Child Vision’s clients. Description: In our program we have a few children multiple disabilities and seviour deformities who needed customized wheel chair for their upright sitting posture. But as this wheel chair is bit expensive and the parents were unable to afford, we appealed to the public to raise funds for the wheelchairs. With the support of an Ex VSO volunteer and the Australian High Commission, we received the required funds and send two children from our program to Mencafep Nuwara-Eliya who have wheelchair manufacturing unit at their centre. The children with their care givers stayed there for 7 days after the fabrication of the customized wheelchair the returned. Presently they are using the wheelchair. In the month of May 2009 Child Vision Sri Lanka referred one child called A.B.Nasfi of Puttalam to receive one customized wheelchair and the wheelchair was fabricated within a small span of three days to accommodate accruing costs. Impact: Sitting tolerance and posture of these children has improved and one child is attending mainstream school with the wheelchair in the class room. 8 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 k. Planned Activity: Australian High Commission Funding to strengthen CV’s Disability services. Description: Officials from Australian High Commission visited CV on 21st December 2007 and had a brief discussion with the staff and volunteer therapist regarding CV’s ongoing disability services. They also had a brief interactive session with some of the benefiaries of CV. Being satisfied with CV’s services they requested to forward a proposal for strengthening the disability services and rehab unit of CV. The proposal with five different components were submitted to AHC for approval. The different components are as follows: 1. Provision of therapeutic equipments: The provision various therapeutic equipments is absolutely necessary for the Childs early interventions strategies, sensory and motor development. Stimulation through tactile prehensive activities and various visual motor coordination activities through appropriate therapeutic equipment enhances the chances of speedy recovery and lessens the chances of chronic disability. 2. Celebration of “International Day of Disabled Persons” – UN (December 03, 2008): The government of Sri Lanka has signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1991); it has a National Policy on Disability (2003), and in 1996 it passed the Disability Act. All of these guarantee a dignified life for people with disabilities. They ensure, amongst other things, equality, inclusion and empowerment in decision- making. In reality, however, large numbers of disabled people are still treated as objects of pity and charity. Not only are disabled people excluded from mainstream education, access to health facilities and employment, but there is also little sign of disabled people participating in decision-making, either at a personal or at a socio-political level. The differently able children under Child Vision’s rehabilitation program have rarely got a chance to participate or celebrate the ‘International Day of Disabled Persons’-UN till date. So in order to create awareness among Child Vision’s clients, the disabled community in and around Puttalam as well as the general public and various members of the government and non-governmental sector and members of APDC, we are planning to celebrate the forth coming ‘International Day of Disabled Persons’-UN, scheduled on 03rd December 2008 through street campaign (with banner and slogans) followed by some recreational activities fun and other activities like (sport, arts, dram, and painting) to enhance their physical, emotional, social, creative, interactive and communicative skills. So we in Child Vision in collaboration with APDC are planning to celebrate the International Day of Disabled Persons’-UN for the under privileged differently able children, their siblings and the disabled community at large through arts, drawing, sports and other activities to enhance their above mentioned skills. 3. Publication brochures: The various types of childhood disabilities that Child Vision’s rehabilitation clinic receives are Cerebral palsy, Developmental delay, Spinal muscular atrophy, Downs’s syndrome, Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, Erbs palsy, Torticollis and DMD (Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy). The parents of these children are absolutely unaware of their Childs conditions and its prognosis. So our aim is to publish certain brochures of the prevailing disabilities to create awareness among the parents, therapist, physicians and public at large for their better know how on these conditions with valid prognosis. 9 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 4. Training for parents (APDC members): In order to sustain the therapeutic needs of the children the parents will be trained in basic Physio and occupational therapy skills which will improve their confidence level and make them comfortable in providing basic therapy to their children in an appropriate manner. Our aim is transfer of skills to the parents so that they can teach their peers with similar skills for the benefit of other children. 5. Workshop on awareness on the rights of disabled persons: Most parents with differently able children as well as many disabled persons themselves are not vary much aware of their basic rights and various services available to them from the Government and nongovernmental sector who provide certain specific services to the disabled. The services may include financial assistance, education, employment, legal aid, provision of pension and accessibility which are basic rights of a human being. So through right based workshops we will try to empower the parents with differently abled children and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with knowledge and skills on how exercise their rights. Child Vision’s received partial funding for first two components in the month of February 2008 and other funding for the next two components in March 2009. Impact: With the initial funding various therapeutic equipments necessary for therapeutic intervention like: Bolsters, parrel bar, therapy mat, balance board, therapy ball, various toys were purchased and installed in the rehabilitation unit. Hearing aids, wheel chairs and other assistive devices were purchased and distributed among clients to improve their functional capabilities. As such CV’s Rehab Unit is equipped and use for the clients benefit. The second phase funding which we received this year will be utilised in publication of brochures of various types childhood disability conditions as mentioned earlier and training for 30 parents and care givers on basic PT/OT and ST intervention skills. 10 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 l. Planned Activity: District Disability Strategy Plan (DDSP) Description: CVSL with the support of VSO and World Vision Sri Lanka conducted a detailed survey on the status of the dabbled community in Puttalam district and formulated a detailed strategic plan to address the various needs the disabled community in Puttalam district in collaboration with government sector. The MOU was signed between the CEO of Child Vision and District Secretary of Puttalam on 22nd April 2008 in the presence of various government and non government representatives working for the welfare of the disabled community in Sri Lanka. Impact: The strategic plan is a five year plan (2009-2013) and with its implementation various needs of the disabled community will be addressed. j. Planned Activity: National program strategy of DPOs in Sri Lanka Description: With the invitation of Swedish organisations of Disabled Persons International Aid Association (SHIA). Child Vision submitted its detailed profile with the number of beneficiaries receiving services and other disability related activities to be included in the proposed national program strategy. Impact: By this national program strategy and opportunity will be created to draw international and national attention to the persons with disability and DPOs in our work area. Objective 2 B. 2. To strengthen the capabilities of the local therapist. Description: There is severe dearth of therapist in Puttalam district and the volunteer physiotherapist who used to attend our monthly rehabilitation clinic has stopped attending since April 2008. So at this juncture we have planned to train 30 parents and care givers with children with disabilities by the funding of Australian High Commission and 15 Midwifes in and around Puttalam in basic Physiotherapy/Occupational therapy and Speech therapy intervention skills which will improve their confidence level and make them comfortable in providing basic therapy to their children/ other children. Our aim is to transfer of skills to the parents and care givers so that they can teach their peers with similar skills for the benefit of other children and along with creating awareness in the community of the services. Impact: The trained 30 parents and 15 midwifes in disability detection and basic therapeutic (PT/OT/ST) skills so that during there visit to the residences of the people in there area, they can at least make a formal detection of the disability and provide basic home management program or refer them to other agencies for further consultation. The training is scheduled to take place during April and August 2009. 11 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 Objective 3 C. 3. To strengthen and build the organizational capacity of the disability clubs and parents association. Description: The Association of Parents of Disabled Children (APDC) is getting strengthened by the day and more parents and are keen on joining the association and attending the monthly meetings, during which various issues and concerns are discussed and solutions sought after. The members have stated their own fund raising by selling tickets and selling to the general public and have opened their bank account. Radio program were conducted to create awareness among general public on disability and their rights and APDC is role with Child Vision’s services to the disabled community. Key rings have been made by APDC to present as a taken of appreciation to generous donors for their philanthropy. New sign board of APDC has been installed in Child Vision premises. During monthly APDC’s meetings, they have been inviting professional in various fields to address the members and create awareness among them on various government services and schemes available to the disabled community and their care givers. The following are the details of the various presentations. Date 08/03/2008 13/04/2008 08/06/2008 13/07/2008 10/08/2008 19/02/2009 Professional from external resource person. Human Rights Commission (HRC) Palmyrah Board, Kalpitiya. Country Director, Basic India. SSO Puttalam RDF, Puttalam SS Director and Senior SSO, NWP Topic discussed Human rights and its relevant to rights of the disabled and services available in Puttalam. Income generation and handicraft skilled training. To strengthen APDC activities Services available from the Dept. of SS for the disabled and their family members and how access the services. Rights and responsibilities of parents and stress reliving techniques. Services available from the Dept. of SS for the disabled and their family members and how access the services. Also strengthen the DPOs in Puttalam and support for preschool for special needs children. The representatives from the Sunera Foundation provided a brief talk on the advances of using Music Therapy for the functional improvement of children with disabilities. The official from the Department gave a talk on the various provisions available to the general community as well as the disabled to empower them in financial independence. The representative from Heed Foundation provided adequate knowledge regarding self employment, its ways, its means, and through re-building of their financial conditions through self employability and independence. Needs 15/03/2009 Sunera Foundation 23/04/2009 24/05/2009 Small Enterprises, Training and Development Unit, District Secretariat, Puttalam. HEED Foundation, Puttalam. In the final quarter of the year 2008, APDC has initiated to provide identification card to the clients of Child Vision indicating their details. APDC took a active part with ORHAN Vavuniya in implementation of their project of “national PEACE Building through PWDs and the president of APDC attended the final congregation of all members on 03rd November 2008 in Colombo were a petition on PEACE was 12 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 submitted to the government. On the invitation of ORHAN the president of APDC presented a paper on CV’s disability services and various functioning of APDC to the members of ORHAN at their Vavuniya office. Much recently APDC has initiated small DPOs in various clusters in Puttalam district to discuss issues and concerns and come with solutions pertaining to the particular DPOs. These DPOs are also functioning as advocacy groups and promoting awareness campaign. In the month of May and June Child Vision, APDC with the support of VSO-UK will train 600 members of youth clubs, children’s clubs, women societies, APDC’s members, Grama Niladharies, PHI, Midwifes, SSO and Suwashakthi Organisation for PWDs in disability rights. Impact: The formation of APDC has absolutely strengthened during these periods and is functioning well with the support of Child Vision and has created much awareness among general community in and around Puttalam. Other activities which included VSO volunteer inputs: Assisting day to day administrative duties of Child Vision. Assisting psychosocial initiative project. Support during mental health celebration day in Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts. Support in publication of psychosocial brochures. Support in EDC-Spain project Trincomalee. VSO Sri Lanka sector workshop (5th March 2008, and 07th July 2008). Organizing visit of Mr.Padmasiri Bandara (Program manager Disability-VSO) on 29th January 2009 and Mr. Hugh MacLeman (Country Director VSO) and Ms.Sara Hall (Regional DirectorSouth Asia) on 04th February 2009. Two day workshop on 11 and 12 May 2009 on PAR organised by VSO at Colombo. 13 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 Learning visit INDIA (National/Community volunteering): In the month November 2008, with the support of VSO two partner organisations (Child Vision & ESCAT) visited Bangalore India for a one week training conducted by IVolunteer overseas on initiating National and Community volunteering. We are slowly implementing the various strategy learnt to promote community volunteering. Collaboration with APDA-UK (Asian People’s Disability Alliance): Child Vision is currently in talks with the members of APDA to promote Diaspora volunteering in Puttalam.) Referral to other agencies: Description: In our program we have 100 of children developmental delay, focal seizure disorder and herpetic gingivitomatis who needed bilateral AFOs, KAFOs for their independent in mobility. But as these devises are bit expensive and the parents were unable to afford. With the support of Friend in Need Colombo we received support for 2 children in the month of May 2009. The children with their care givers stayed there for 2 weeks (long distance clients) and day off system, after the fabrication of the bilateral AFOs, KAFOs returned. Impact: Standing tolerance and posture of these children has improving and one girl child is attending mainstream pre-school with the bilateral AFOs in the class room. Our Dream and Request: Ever felt frustrated and sad when you see a child being deprived of basic necessities of life which we often take for granted? Here is an opportunity for you to get up and put your thoughts into action. We thank many generous people like you who have put their thoughts into action by helping these underprivileged children. You too can help needy children to live their childhood with smiles on their faces. Donation is the fastest and easiest way in which you could help these underprivileged children. Child Vision Sri Lanka is promoting and encouraging the education of underprivileged children because we believe that education can unlock the vicious and self-perpetuating cycle of hunger and poverty. Millions of hopeful children are waiting for you; even a small contribution can make a big difference. 14 PROGRESS REPORT OF CHILD VISION’s (CVSL) DISABILITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OCTOBER 2007 to MAY 2009 Finally very big thank you so much our partners, supporters, donors, members and we appreciate your commitment for providing us the necessary support and making our dream true for the benefit of disabled children and adult with disability at our district in Sri Lanka. Donate us: 1. Name of the Bank: People’s Bank Branch: Puttalam Address: Kurunegala Road, Puttalam (North Western Province) Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 32 22 65353 Name of Account: Child Vision (Destitute Children’s Welfare Fund-DCWF) Account type: Current Account Number: 009100194472415 SWIFT CODE: PSBKLKLX 2. Name of the Bank: Bank of Ceylon (BOC) Branch: Puttalam Address: Kurunegala Road, Puttalam (North Western Province) Sri Lanka. Tel: +94 32 22 65216, +94 32 22 65209 Name of Account: Child Vision Sri Lanka (Association of Parents of Disabled Children - APDC) Account type: SAVINGS Account Number: 8318849 SWIFT CODE: BCEYLKLX Tel No. (Swift Dept.): +94 11 2 544309 Please feel free to contact us: Information and Resource Unit, Child Vision Sri Lanka No.07, Anuradhapura Road, Puttalam Phone: +94 32 22 67457 and +94 32 56 73008 Fax: +94 32 22 67457 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 31st May 2009 15
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