Swimming Programme for the Children with Intellectual Disabilities
For children of any ability level, the swimming pool can be a fun and relaxing environment to exercise their bodies. With each kick or stroke, water resistance helps to build muscle tone and strength which is more important for children with disabilities.
The process of learning to swim helps with balance, coordination, and the development of motor skills.
During the month of June, we had lot training and workshops for staffs and parents at our Centre for Children with Intellectual Disabilities (CCID) so we were unable to take our children for outdoor activities. On Monday 3rd of July, we took the children for swimming. Altogether eleven children participated. The children were accompanied by our four staffs, one Nepali volunteer and parents of Kashyap and Anuj. We tried to take the children by local public bus but failed as the bus driver and the helper denied to give ride seeing a lot of children who need special care. Later we have to hire taxis. All the children had a wonderful time playing in the water, trying to swim and enjoyed cold water splashes during that hot summer day. Amazingly Umesh recalled his memory of having “momos” during the swimming last year.
There is nothing more rewarding than the look on a child’s face when he or she is thinking, “I did it!”
Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Music therapists, Interns or any who wish to help through volunteering at our Centre for Children with Intellectual Disabilities can apply through the “apply now”form or write email at firstname.lastname@example.org