As of last week the heavy machinery is on the land, paving and separating rocks and stones. Let the work begin! We are so exited for the children to have new, efficient and professional therapy center.
REWA is bursting at the seams: Yearly we added new patients. 2018 was quite extreme. More and more infants and toddlers were introduced because of diagnose delayed milestones. Sometimes parents bring their children on their own. They all know for therapy to be effective at REWA, children improve. REWA has become more than a therapeutic center, it has developed into a large, close knit family that sticks together and supports and protects families with special needs children. Families and children that have been stigmatized and forgotten by society. Many things have changed now. Those families are confident now, REWA gives more than therapy: it gives a place to belong and grow, a place to have body and soul nurtured.
We started a special education class at REWA in 2017 to give opportunity to the severely disabled children. They study with great enthusiasm and the parents help wherever they can.
REWA has been renting their facilities from Lions Club since 2009. in 2018 Lions Club has rented out the first floor for commercial use and now there is busy activities all the time. Not a good back ground for intensive therapy, especially with all the rooms being over filled and over used, cramped quarters and less space. We need a new therapy center, more and larger rooms, REWA needs their own facilities.
Architect Smanla and Karola Wood in summer 2018
Land for REWA
Local government has finally granted REWA a piece of land for the purpose of building a therapy center/special education school. In November 2017 REWA got the official permission, to secure the right piece of land took a while. But now it is all set.
A niece piece of land in solar colony in Saboo will be the new place, where REWA will build it’s new center: REWA 2020. There will be rooms for therapy, special education, kitchen and dining, staff quarters, storage, office and more. We were able to secure a young and modern architect who loves the REWA children. He will help us plan and go the best possible way. Local building contractor Lundup Anchok will construct the building. We hope that many more local contractors of all kinds of craftsmanship will help with this project to secure the future of the special needs children of Ladakh: To have a place where children and adults will find professional help on a local level with local support and staff. REWA was started in 2003 by German physiotherapist Karola Wood. She wants to retire and hand over all REWA to local people. She has lit and held the torch to create awareness for the problems of the disabled for 15 years of her life, she dedicated her work and strength to the children, the love of her life, and now she hopes to see the Ladakhi people to take this torch from her and carry on the work.
Construction plans are being worked on by the REWA team and the architect. Building will probably start in 2019. REWA will need lots of donation and support from local people to this. We are confident, that the special needs children have captured the hearts of the Ladakhi people and we count on your help.
We will keep you update as to the plans and progress of REWA 2020 on this page. Please do not hesitate to visit REWA and talk to staff.
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