Caring for children with special needs
A caring support at an early age can make lives of children with special needs better. Along with Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCFC), APPL Foundation held medical camp for early identification of children with orthopedic disability and cerebral palsy at Damdim Tea Estate in Dooars. 20 children with need for treatment were identified at the camps. 9 children from Damdim, Rungamutte, Leish River and Kumlai tea gardens along with their guardians travelled to Kolkata for treatment. The children were admitted and treated which provided them with a new lease of life. 4 children underwent corrective surgery and are now in the post-operative care unit of the centre. They will receive care and support for two months. Another 4 children are being treated for various motor ailments for which they underwent two week long physiotherapy treatment. The guardians of the children have been trained to carry out the therapy after their return for better results. The Foundation aspires to help more children with caring facilities in near future.