Project Description

Community Based Rehabilitation

Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) was initiated by WHO (World Health Organization) following the Declaration of Alma-Ata in 1978 in an effort to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families; meet their basic needs, and ensure their inclusion and participation.

Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) project of Zunnorain Foundation was started in 2018. Since May 2018, our team of CRPs (Community Resource Persons) is providing home-based services to children and adults with Special Needs in the area of Sher Singh Wala, Faisalabad. We are also conducting training sessions for parents and care givers of children and adults with special needs. We intend to gradually extend these services to maximum areas of Faisalabad.

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International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Join us on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities and together we’ll prove to the world that “Disability is not Inability”.
Zunnorain Foundation is the only institute in Faisalabad for children with disabilities providing medical, physical and psycho-social therapies along with education, training and rehabilitation absolutely free to more than 70 children.
Remember! Disability of a person increases the responsibility of other human beings. We only need to remind ourselves once in a while that we ARE human beings.

MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

From the birth of my child to his upbringing and very often learning from the doctors about his health issues, the issues he has to face for the rest of his life, all felt unreal; like a bad dream. The doctors telling me, “Sami has a very narrow nasal valve and he will likely have difficulty breathing”, “Sami has anal stenosis and he will need enema to pass stool”, your son has a narrowed esophagus”, “he might have an underdeveloped brain”, “we need to do a biopsy”, “another biopsy is needed”, “a surgical intervention is needed for his ears”, “this test shows he has severe osteoporosis”, the list is long as is my waiting hours outside doctors’ clinics. When a mother gives birth to a child, it’s not just the child she gives birth to, she also gives birth to a lot of dreams and with them hopes for that child.

And the realization does not come easy that all those hopes and dreams are not going to materialize.

My son is 15 years old and for the last fifteen years, with every new diagnosis, I broke into a million pieces and have taught myself to gather up myself to become a strong mother for Abdul Sami. The way life has turned out, I find myself stronger with each passing day. At Zunnorain Welfare Society, more than 80 children are being taken care of meeting their basic needs.

Zunnorain Welfare Society has been fortunate enough to be surrounded by wonderful people who have always supported us both morally and financially.

Our dedicated staff including therapists, special educators, mentors and teachers motivate, guide and inspire students who have immense potential and this is sculpted over the rehabilitation period into an entity that is self-reliant, confident and ready to take every challenge of this world.

Our foundation is currently working with three key aims in mind – providing education for the most disadvantaged individuals residing in Faisalabad urban slums in Pakistan, providing them with healthcare and offering vital support for their families. These opportunities offer a transformative lifeline to the most underprivileged and hard-to-reach children and their families.

We offer hope to those struggling to exist in these urban slums. “Our students are some of the most wonderful people who do not fit into boxes”.

Qurat-ul-Ain Shahid

CEO – Zunnorain Welfare Society

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