Cerebral Palsy Nepal (registered as Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Nepal) is Nepal’s only non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with cerebral palsy and their families. Since our foundation 27 years ago, we have helped thousands of individuals with cerebral palsy and development delay to overcome many of the barriers they face, and to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Providing children with the best opportunities in life through their integration into mainstream schools.
Some children with cerebral palsy need a special education such as the one provided at our Dhapakhel centre. Others, however, best develop in mainstream education. In many cases, though, schools lack the facilities and knowledge to accept children with cerebral palsy.
The Children in Schools programme aims to overcome these barriers. We work with schools and parents to integrate children into mainstream education. We provide equipment to help overcome physical barriers, or educate teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to best help the child.
Integration can really work for children with cerebral palsy: studies show that they become more independent, with improvement in intellectual and physical capabilities. Our own study also showed that, compared with non-disabled children, children with cerebral palsy are much less likely to leave education prematurely.