Disability

Disability is the main concern of Hayat-e-Nau Society for Human Development. It works for the promotion and protection of equal rights of persons with disabilities. Among them all women and children with disability are more vulnerable so, Hayat-e-Nau is giving extra emphasis on these two groups.

Hayat-e-Nau works on right based approach. As an implementing strategy, it also adopts centre based and community-based approach. The country like Pakistan where there are very few Govt. and non-Govt. institutions are available for medical rehabilitation and early intervention therefore, Hayat-e-Nau is trying to support through its day care centre for early intervention and to provide health & rehabilitation support. Out of this rehabilitation centre Hayat-e-Nau is also working at community level for the prevention, livelihood, inclusion and empowerment of the persons with disabilities under its Community Based Rehabilitation Program. Advocacy, campaigning and accessibility are our cross cutting themes.

Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disabilities

Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disabilities is working for children and young people with neuro-muscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, learning disabilities as well as intellectually challenged children since February, 1997 . Until now more than 400 children have been supported by Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre through different skill development activities.

Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre's team is doing their best to enable this group of children to live as normal and healthy life as possible. With its highly skilled and trained team of 8 professionals, Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre is currently supporting 29 children through different physical exercises to normalize their functional limitations, providing them with self-help skills as well as facilitating their basic education. Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre seeks to create an environment where each child is cherished, loved and encouraged to be their best self

Hayat-e-Nau Rehabilitation Centre seeks to create an environment where each child is cherished, loved and encouraged to be their best selves.

Services provided through Our Day Care Rehabilitation Centre:

S. No Services Sub Services
1 Activities of Daily Living
  • Washing hands & face, brushing teeth, toileting
  • Eating, Drinking (Tea + snacks and lunch are provided)
  • Dressing (putting on & taking off their own clothes)
2 Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medical check-up
  • Provide medicine to needy children
3 Physical therapy
  • Active and Passive exercises
  • Increase efficiency of muscles
  • Re-establish normal range of joint movement
  • Improve posture
  • Gait training
4 Basic Education
  • Reading, Writing and learning - alphabets, numbers, Urdu etc
  • Counting and simple math
  • Arts & Crafts: drawing, coloring, painting, pasting, making greeting cards
  • Body awareness (names of the parts of the body etc.)
5 Basic Education Cognitive Skills.
  • Classification of shapes, sizes etc.
  • Sound recognition games
  • Concept of time
6 Enhance gross & fine motor skills and provide sensory stimulation
  • Plasticine, clay work, bead-work, thread games, block stacking, finger painting, jumping, climbing, balance beam etc.
  • Use of scissors and knife
  • Smell bottles, water play, ball games, playground activities
7 Assistive Devices
  • Provide boots & braces, wheel chairs, splints and other devices to needy children
8 Other Services
  • Family counseling through home visits
  • Capacity building for Staff, volunteers and parents
  • Games, Recreation & Leisure
  • Picnic, Study tours and trips to Restaurant/Hotel
  • Transport (Pick & drop) facility