Visited centres 2009-2011

The following are the centres, schools and institutions for disabled people visited by Matteo Tricarico during the first part of his journey from Vietnam to Italy between October 2009 and 2011.

We would like to thank the partner associations for the warm welcome and kindness Matteo always received during his visits.

  • 27 May 2011, Tehran (Iran) – Baavar Disabled People Association organized a demonstration, where hundreds of people with disabilities in wheelchairs paraded through the streets of Tehran to rise awareness and to attract citizens and local authorities attention to the problems created to their mobility by architectural barriers. Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • 21 to 23 February 2011, Lodai (India) – The nuns of Prem Nivas convent run a school with 600 students from surrounding rural areas, with 150 staying in the hostel supported by CIAI and coming from migrant communities and poor families. 20% of guests are girls. Contact Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia (CIAI). Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • 18 to 19 February 2011, state of Gujarat (India) – Samerth Trust manages projects, funded by CIAI, and aimed at the children of migrant populations that are housed in hostels where, in addition to food and housing, they attend the local school and receive lessons in personal hygiene and learn to live in society. Contact Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia (CIAI). Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • 4 to 5 February 2011, New Delhi (India) – Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust is a school for children from families at the margins of society, psychomotor rehabilitation centre and specialized hospital for handicapped patients. The centre also includes workshops for vocational training. Contact Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust. Photos ; Diary
  • 1 to 2 February 2011, New Delhi (India) – Akshay Pratishthan is a school and vocational centre with more than 400 children from disadvantaged families, half of them with physical disabilities. Contact Akshay Pratishthan Trust. Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • November 2010 Taipei (Taiwan) – Harmony Home Association Taiwan operates several orphanages on the island of Taiwan and China for children with HIV-AIDS HIV infection. The association also administers clinics for adults with HIV in terminal and vegetative state. Contact Harmony Home Association Taiwan. Photos ; Video ; Video 1 ; Diary
  • 02 August 2010, Bhainsepatti (Nepal) – The Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre is the only one in Nepal providing a comprehensive rehabilitation programme to spinally injured patients so that they may become physically, mentally, socially and economically independent. Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre. Photos ; Video
  • 25 July 2010, Kathmandu (Nepal) – The Special Education and Rehabilitation Centre (SERC) for disabled children is a private organisation dedicated to delivering quality education and rehabilitation services. The centre provides an unique education and therapy opportunity for students below 16 years old. The school cooperates with the Volunteer Society Nepal. Photos
  • 25 June 2010, Dhaka (Bangladesh) – Rehabilitation centre run by Tejgaon church. Managed and financed by Catholic church. Contact Travel For Aid
    Photos ; Video
  • 17 May 2010, Bongshipur (Bangladesh) – Rural school, with board and lodging facility, for girls of Munda ethnic community escaped to early marriages. Managed and financed by Xaverian fathers. Contact Travel For Aid
    Photos ; Video 1 ; Video 2
  • 16 May 2010, Bongshipur (Bangladesh) – Rural rehabilitation centre and school for children and disabled teenagers. Financially supported and managed by DRRA.
  • Rishilpi centre, Satkhira (Bangladesh), 15 maggio 2010

  • 14 May 2010, Satkhira (Bangladesh) – Large rural community advancement project including a rehabilitation centre and school for children and disabled teenagers. Managed by the Rishilpi charity.
    Photos ; Video
  • 12 May 2010, Khulna (Bangladesh) – State public high school for blind and deaf students equipped with technologies to overcome their disabilities. Contact Travel For Aid
  • 12 May 2010, Khulna (Bangladesh) – Private consortium of rehabilitation centres and schools for disabled children set up by local families. These small centres are not supported by any NGOs and they are contactable through the Travel For Aid.
    Photos ; Video
  • 10 May 2010, Khulna (Bangladesh) – Hospital for leprosy and tuberculosis patients that offers also a rehabilitation and community prevention programme. The hospital is managed by the PIME sisters and supported by AIFO.
    Photos ; Video
  • 13 April 2010, Bangalore (India) – Orphanage and adoption centre for babies with disabilities. The institute is also a primary school for its young guests. Financially supported by CIAI.
  • 8 April 2010, Pondicherry (India) – Rehabilitation centre and vocational training school for over 100 children and teenagers who also work in laboratories producing rice-paper and wooden items. Financially supported by CIAI.
    Photos ; Video
  • 23 March 2010, Daisunpet (India) – The centre, run by the local Women association, offers vocational training courses for physically disabled teenagers.
    Photos; Video
  • 18 February 2010, Yangon (Myanmar) – The institute works as a primary school for children and teenagers with minor disabilities, managed by The Leprosy Mission International.
    Photos; Video
  • Pathein, 15 feb 2010

  • 11 February 2010, Pathein (Myanmar) – Elementary school and rehabilitation institute for unpaired children coming from rural areas, managed by The Leprosy Mission International.
    Photos; Video
  • 30 December 2009, Vientiane (Laos) – Vocational training centre and handicraft laboratory for women with disabilities, in collaboration with Lao Disabled People’s Association.
    Photos; Video
  • Champassak, Laos 10 dic 2009

  • 8 December 2009, Khiet Ngong (Laos) – Primary school of the village supported by WWF.
    Photos; Video; Diary
  • 27 and 28 November 2009, Siem Reap (Cambodia) – Art and vocational training school for disadvantaged children, financed by CIAI.
    Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • Batambong (Cambodia), 30 ottobre 2009

  • 30 October 2009, Battambong (Cambodia) – Centre of shelter for children and teenagers victim of landmine accidents, who are studying at local high schools and universities. Supported by the local Catholic Church.
    Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • 21 and 22 October 2009, Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – Orphanage for abandoned disabled infants and primary school for disadvantaged children, managed by CIAI.
    Photos ; Video ; Diary
  • 9 October 2009, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Orphanage for blind infants and primary school for disadvantaged children, managed by Cristina Noble foundation.
    Photos ; Video ; Diary

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