NGOs to hold International Day for People with Special Needs

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 December 2004, 04:13 GMT]
"More than 1500 residents of Vavuniya district are People with Special Needs. The number has increased due to new borns with defects, loss of function of limbs due to illness and due to injuries from two decades of war," said V Subramaniyam head of the Consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Vavuniya during a press meet Wednesday held to announce holding of International Day for the People with Special Needs at the Vavuniya Municipal Hall on Thursday, civil sources said.

People with special needs
Majority of those with special needs are children, according to officials of the NGOs. Among the forty two NGOs operating in Vavniya district only a few NGOs such as Social, Economic and Environmental Developers (SEED), Organization for the Rehabilitation of Handicapped (ORHAN), FORUT, FRC and RIPT carryout projects to assist the people with special needs.

ORHAN is working in more than forty villages in Vavuniya North and South Regional Secretariat divisions. ORHAN also announced that they are to expand the operation to 34 additional villages in the Chettikulam secretariat division.

People with special needs
More than 90 children with special needs are cared for in Rejuvenation Campus run by SEED, and more than 25 mentally handicapped persons are cared for by ORHAN in the "Garden of New Life" located in Vavuniya, Mr Subramaniyam told the reporters.

United Nations has declared 3rd December as the International Day for People with Special Needs, and the period between 1983 to 1992 was celebrated as the Decade for People with Special Needs, the NGO officers said.

People with special needs
Mr V Subramaniyam (with glasses) and Mr N Singam, chairman of SEED wotj reporters and officers of other NGOs.


Latest 15 Reports
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
10.08.19 22:49   Photo
Sinhala encroachers storm into 100 acres of lands at Kanneeraavi in Pulmoaddai
09.08.19 14:28  
SL Forest Department retains 8,034 hectares of pasturelands in Paduvaan-karai, Batticaloa
08.08.19 20:05   Photo
Colombo converts 2000 acres of ex-HSZ lands citing India-assisted airport expansion in Jaffna
07.08.19 23:28   Photo
Book on Santhiya becomes narration of Tamil struggle incorporating Marxist ideas in early 80s
06.08.19 23:27   Photo
State discrimination causes death of 1000 cows, milk production drops by 5,500 litres in Batticaloa
05.08.19 23:55   Photo
Pirapaharan’s statements between 1984 and 1993 reproduced in book form in Europe
Find this article at: