When u hear a wounded cry ... do you turn and walk away?
When you hear a wounded cry... will you turn and walk away? Betwixt and between the tsunami and pre-existing complex humanitarian emergencies tsunami surviving children with mental challenge in Nagapattinam District, Tamilnadu, India - have had to negotiate a range of constraints. “The rights of all HER citizen to a share in blessing of good living, education and SHE provides it liberally for all HER ‘more favored’ children. If some be blind, deaf or any disability, SHE still continues to furnish them with special instruction at great cost; and will SHE longer neglect the poor Mental retardate – the most wretched of all who are born to HER, - those who are usually abandoned by their fellows – who can never, of themselves, step up upon the platform of humanity, - will SHE leave them to their dreadful fate, to a life of brutishness, without an effort in their behalf?...” Join Hands with us to help them out. The Mental Retardation is deeply stigmatizing. The presence of one such family member cruelly deprives even the family of socially satisfying and economically productive life. A large portion of patients needs a continuum of care and year-round medication. It is common that both Mentally Retarded children and their families have to frequently face scorn, ridicule, fear and rejection because of lack of awareness of the rural society. These stigmatizing influences make miserable for them and their families and ultimately add to their difficulties. Our organization, EshaasEP, advocates children with Mental Retardation to grow in their own family. But a major source of worry for parents is the possibility that their retarded child may outlive them. The question, “what will happen to my son or daughter after we are no more?” keeps bothering them as they and their child grow older. Also, families commonly face the problem of making temporary arrangement for care outside the family in times of crisis, family function, journeys and othe
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