Mobility of children with special needs can be enhanced and improved through provision of assistive devices. Therefore, Mehnaz Fatima Foundation trying to fulfill the need of Children with Special Needs through community intervention for children with disabilities CICD project since 2006. CICD team distributed various type of assistive devices among 12 children with special needs through CICD project intervention and it is continuing till the date at Dr. Azizali F. Mohammed Rehabilitation center at MFF. Following were the key objectives: Objectives:
• To orient parents having children with special needs about Dr Azizali F Mohammed Rehabilitation facilities at MFM&IEC.
• To distribute assistive devices (wheelchairs, CP positioning chairs and other assistive aid among the children with special needs).
The need of assistive devices was identified by CICD team and then initiate requisition for required assistive aid provision at campus and community level. This activity will help to accomplish the core objective to socialize isolated individuals through enhance mobility by provision of assistive devices as per need of the individuals.
Introduction of the Activity:
The main theme of this activity was, to include vulnerable group of children with special needs in ‘Eid celebrations through distribution of Hygiene Kits as Eidi (Eid gift). The underlying purpose is to promote better hygiene practices within the family and to divert parents’ attention towards hygiene of their children with special needs.
To accomplish this objective Mehnaz Fatima Foundation (MFF) distributed hygiene kits among 23 Children through community intervention for children with disabilities project. The vulnerable groups were identified by CICD team from targeted villages. This activity concluded before ‘Eid holidays.
Objectives of the Activity:
• To include vulnerable families having children with special needs in ‘Eid greetings on the occasion of ‘Eid celebration.
• To distribute Hygiene Kits among the vulnerable children with special needs for promote good hygiene practices at family level.
In pursuant to MoU signed on 17th April 2018 between Mehnaz Fatima Foundation (MFF) and Karakorum International University (KIU) the focal persons and the representatives of both the organizations held meeting on 16th May 2018. The agenda of the meeting was to define certain steps and plan activities to implement the agreement in actual. As a kick start one of the activities planned was to present the concept of Inclusive Education to the graduates of KIU by the focal persons of MFF as a Guest Speaker on 25th May 2018. In addition, MFF will be accommodating and facilitating 27 Graduates of KIU from 17th May till 5th June 2018 for their practicum and observations as part of their course.
The Coordinator CICD Mr. Khadim Ali Hassan presented the concept of Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation in Seminar Hall Education department at KIU. The presentation covered the key concept of Inclusive Education specifically in the context of MFF practices and practical experiences in rehabilitation and community services. The main objectives of the session was:
To sensitize participants regarding the need of Inclusive Education in the main stream Education.
To Introduce the MFF Inclusive Education System and CICD project.
To create Awareness regarding Aziz Ali F. Mohammed Rehabilitation Centre and provision of services at MFF.
Orientation of MFF practices and its contribution in providing meaningful life to the Children with Special Needs in Gilgit region.
Opportunities for KIU graduates for Community Service through CBRRCs and Aziz Ali F. Mohammed Rehabilitation Centre at MFF.
Session was attended by CEO Mr. Abbas, Academic Head Ms. Amina, KIU Graduates (94 Male/Female) and faculty of Education department KIU . The knowledge and information shared by MFF through this platform was highly appreciated by the participants. Moreover, they took this opportunity to harness community service opportunities through CBRRCs and Aziz Ali F. Mohammed Centre at MFF. The session concluded via vote of thanks by HoD Dr. Dilangaiz Department of Education KIU.
What do we do?
Mehnaz Fatima Educational and Welfare Organization provides quality eudcation for young children and children with special needs by focusing on the development of human resources, optional learning facilites and community awareness in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.