In 2011, two percent (1.94%; 513,321) of the total population of Nepal reported having “some kind of disability,” according to the Nepal Census.
It’s estimated that after the earthquake in 2015, the number of disabled persons in Nepal has likely increased. Because of the earthquakes, thousands of Nepali was “temporarily or permanently disabled through crush or other injuries.”
Nepal has historically lacked the capacity to assist the disabled population either by creating accessible infrastructure or providing support in other ways.
From the establishment of the organization in 2026 B.S, by late Khagendra Bahadur Basnet the organization has been continuously providing multi-spectral services to the people living with disabilities. The organization has been providing rehabilitation services like Residential Home care, medical bearings, educational support, vocational training like tailoring, making of furniture’s from bamboo, small business training and has been distributing aid and appliances to the people living with disabilities. The organization is co-operating with different Ngo’s, local bodies, Government of Nepal and other helping hands to provide services to the PWDs.
For providing rehabilitation services to people living with disabilities covering the rural areas of Nepal where their fundamental rights are unknown , the organization has extended its branches to 6 different district of Nepal. Besides the organization has been providing residential home care to “A” level people living with disabilities in the center and as well as in the district branch areas. The organization provides caring on their food, accommodation, medical bearing’s, physiotherapy services, counseling and other entertainment activities.
The ongoing rehabilitation home care for severely disabled people in center and other branch areas is operating in a very small rooms, not enough light in the room, do not have the good ventilation for air circulation and is in the state of dismantle. The disabled people have to adjust with other, living with 5 or more and this sharing of the room has made them to adjust in the compact environment. We are having difficulties in providing the required services in terms of accommodation. Besides, we are lacking the modern equipment for physiotherapy, we are able to provide only few amount of nutritious food according to the type of disabilities and this is resulting to their poor health condition. This time we experienced one problem that is one of the disabled women living in the rehabilitation home, her health condition got worse.
In today’s context the organization is getting help from few local donors and government of Nepal, Women children and social welfare council. We lack the donation from international NGOs/I NGOs. So, it has been difficult to provide quality services to people living with disabilities
Thus we are planning to make a good environment for people living with disabilities, enough space for rooms, good ventilation, disabled –friendly building, e-library, area for sport activities and training opportunities at the centers and other district branches where the disabled people have the full enjoyment of their fundamental freedoms.