Disabled boy from Maharashtra successfully scales Mt. Kilimanjaro

Dheeraj who is differently-abled since birth does not have a hand and lost his left leg in an accident a few years ago. He is said to be the first differently-abled person from India to summit Mt Kilimanjaro

Disabled boy from Maharashtra successfully scales Mt. KilimanjaroA 21-year-old Dheeraj Kalsait, a resident of Alot tehsil, Aloka, Maharashtra has successfully scaled Mt Kilimanjaro the highest peak in South Africa A disabled boy has beaten all odds by successfully scaling the highest peak in Africa. He reached the summit on Republic Dy and unfurled the tricolour as an achievement of the recent victory, […]

Sister builds makeshift cycle to help wheelchair-bound brother go to school

One of the relationships in our life which matter the most to us are the ones that we share with our siblings. A sister’s love knows no bounds, and one sister in Baramati has invented a unique wheelchair-cycle to ensure that her brother never missed school

Sister builds makeshift cycle to help wheelchair-bound brother go to schoolYou must be familiar with the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Three Idiots,’ in the film Aamir Khan’s character had started a school in Ladakh for children. At this school, children were encouraged to create their own technological innovations for the betterment of others. Today, we bring to you, a story of a teenage girl who wanted to […]

#InternationalDisabilityDay: ‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’

We observe #InternationalDisabilityDay, on December 03, each year to highlight certain issues and right which belong to disabled people. Even though they might seem incapable, they will surprise you with their grit, endurance and determination

#InternationalDisabilityDay: ‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’  Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. 80 per cent live in developing countries. Diksha has been paraplegic since birth but does not allow her disability to define her or be a […]

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliant

Pramila Kokad received the ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ award for her selfless service, from the hands of President of India in 2009. A teacher by profession, but she is a mother of thousands of differently abled children. Although, she received the award nine years ago, she is not one to rest on her laurels and is still active and determined to give it her all for differently-abled people

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliantPeople living in remote hamlets of the tribal areas in Maharashtra lack basic facilities, like healthcare, and education. The tribal communities have worse health indicators as compared to the people living in the metropolitan cities. Malnutrition and lack of awareness about personal hygiene makes them even more vulnerable to the diseases. In the past, the […]

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needs

Who knew that an incident which occurred to a disabled girl in her childhood would leave a lasting impression on her father’s mind? Gordon Hartman realised that there we no theme parks which catered to special children. In 2007, he decided to build a theme park himself with the help of doctors, therapists, parents and other people. A former property developer, he sold his homebuilding businesses in 2005 to set up The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, a non-profit organisation that seeks to help people with disabilities

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needsGordon Hartman had just got out of the swimming pool on a family holiday, when Morgan, his 12-year-old daughter went up to some children who were playing in the water. She tried to make friends with them but they quickly left the pool. Hartman thinks they shied away from her because they didn’t know how […]

City doctors stumped with level of creativity of differently abled kids

Two city doctors, Dr Debraj Shome and Dr Aparna Bhasker, conducted a painting workshop in Asha Daan a home for abandoned, specially-abled children in Byculla. Over 450 inmates stay in Asha Daan and many of them participated in the workshop. The doctors have decided to auction the paintings made by these inmates and use the proceedings in their welfare. They have successful auctioned nine paintings so far

City doctors stumped with level of creativity of differently abled kidsIt’s not every day that you get to see doctors conducting painting sessions for children. But on Sunday, two city doctors who also run an NGO, have organised a painting camp for destitute and orphan kids. Dr Debraj Shome, a facial plastic surgeon and Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, a bariatric surgeon, who together started the […]