Ladakh-Hilfe e.V., a German non-profit, non-governmental organisation, was founded in 2003 by physiotherapist Karola Wood who went to Ladakh to treat a child with Cerebral Palsy. At that time she realized that there were many other untreated children with similar conditions and that they and their families desperately needed support in how to deal with their situation. In July 2004 the orangisation started sending professional physiotherapist and occupational therapist form Europe to Ladakh to work as volunteers and train local workers. From the beginning it has been the goal of the NGO to help the locals help themselves and to become independant.
in 2008 local supporters founded the NGO "REWA Society, Ladakh DIsabled Children Group" in cooperation with Ladakh-Hilfe e.V. This local NGO has been carrying on the work providing professional care to the disabled with the help of local employees, who have been extensively trained for the work. In 2011 we started a branch in Kargil, REWA NA KASCO, serving the Kargil District. In 2014 we started the REWA Special Needs School, included in the Munshi Habibullah Mission School in Kargil.
In 2016 we employ in REWA Leh three fulltime physiotherapist, one physio-aid, one supervisor, one driver, two helpers. In REWA NA KASCO Kargil we employ three physiotherapist, one teacher for special school, two helpers and one driver. The director of REWA Society at large is Mr. Sonam David of Leh, the local director in Kargil is Mr. Gulzar Munshi. Also special selected volunteers from India and Europe help from March-November to strengthen both teams and to improve on the quality of therapy for the children.
REWA Society is registered under the Government of India Foreign Contribution (Regulation Act) and also under the Societies Registration Act VI of 1998, Registration Nr. 5974-S of 2011.
Since 2015 we also work in Nepal with our friend and social worker Sanze Lama of Emmanuel Foundation to help the needy and special children in the remote areas of Rasuwa and Langtang.
Emmanuel Foundation Nepal is a non-governmental, non-profitable and non political registered social organization established by local Nepali People based in Nepal and established with the aims to work in the Nepali communities in the fields of social awareness, educational sector, health sector and many more. Emmanuel Foundation Nepal is registered in Nepal Government and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal and has fulfilled all other the liabilities to work for the communities.
Emmanuel Foundation is registered in Section 4 of Organization Registration Act 1977 Nepal , Registration Number 181 of Jan. 26, 2014