Barren surroundings lead to disabilities in children
In Nepal, people with disabilities have their everyday lives in the unsettled mountain areas, where they move safely around the outermost slopes. With a camera and a drone, Mission East's Communications Officer Michael Schmidt followed a family man and a schoolgirl's life on a steep hillside to an awareness campaign on people with disabilities.
Families of children with disabilities are the most vulnerable
During my journey, I saw why families with children with disabilities are some of the most vulnerable in every community. In an inaccessible area like Humla in Nepal, it is extremely challenging to have a disability, as both the infrastructure and the opportunities to educate are often against them. The experiences of my trip have given me a new understanding of the importance of our projects in the education of people with disabilities in the outermost regions.
Movie premiere October 10th at 19.00-21.00 hours
Mission East film about challenges and dreams
Together with the Danish Disability Association, is launching an information campaign on life as a person with disabilities in Nepal and Denmark. With support from the Danish Mission's Development Department and the CISU, communications officer Michael Schmidt traveled to Simkot and Thehe in May to film and interview some of the people with disabilities we support through our partner HEAD Nepal. The film will show the daily challenges people with disabilities have in the remote villages of the mountainous northeastern Nepalese province of Humla. The film also features people with disabilities from Denmark who tell about their challenges and dreams.
The film premieres on October 10 when it will be shown for the first time at the Danish Disability Organizations' House in Taastrup at 19-21 hours. You are welcome!