Budget 2019 and Annual account 2018
The budget for the current year you find through this link: 20190625 Begroting 2019
The adopted annual account for the last year you find through this link: 20190411 Jaarrekening 2018 Physci
Budget 2015 and Annual account 2014
The budget for the current year you find through this link: Begroting Physci 2015.
The adopted annual account for the last year you find through this link:jaarrekening Physci 2014.
Annual account 2014
The foundation continued its activities in 2014, as was described in the annual plan. A leaflet was produced to inform the general public about the work of PhySCI. Many people were informed by letter, through visiting markets, through presentations of the work and photos of PhySCI. The foundations organized several sponsor activities. At the moment there are quite a few contributors that donate a sum of money regularly. To find extra financial means, PhySCI contacted Foundations that support help of the type PhySCI gives.
The manager of Swarga-Nepal was a guest of PhySCI during his stay in the Netherlands. PhySCI helped him to organize Nepalese dinners as a means to find sponsors for his project. PhySCI opened a separate bank account for the funds Swarga-Nepal receives in the Netherlands. PhySCI supports the children´s home in Swarga financially for the physiotherapy that is given to its residents.
In November 2014 volunteers from PhySCI traveled to Mymensingh to work in cooperation with the local workers that help children who are physically, mentally or multiply challenged. The volunteers did visit several projects. For example in Jachaltra instruction and advice was given for an adequate day plan of activities for multiple disabled children. These children also were examined physiotherapeutically, so that suitable and practical advice could be given to their mothers and the local workers. The volunteers also left appliances for some children such as ankle/ and foot braces. The workers were trained on the subject of stages of development and in relations to those stages suiting educational materials. New plays and games were invented to promote improvement in the movement skills of the children.
In Meymensingh the CP daycare was visited. Of each group the program and the physiotherapy was evaluated as well as the cooperation between the workers and the mothers. At the same time examinations were initiated for children that could enroll in the CP daycare in 2015. The work in this daycare is effective: in 2014 in more than 15 cases the development of the children was that far advanced that they could be referred to a regular school in the area!
Medication and appliances
Of the children that continue their stay in in the daycare, their progress was evaluated. On the bases of that evaluation new individual goals were set for the next year. Of course, the mothers and local helpers were involved in this procedure. As a result each child got its own care plan with specific goals for the CP daycare and remedial therapy. But the care plan also incorporates exercises to do at home and the necessary instruction for the professional staff and the mothers. If special appliances to help the child are needed, PhySCI did supply those.
During the evaluation process became apparent that often the parents can’t afford to buy the medication the children need. Therefore PhySCI decided to supply the necessary medication. Medicines to treat epilepsy and antibiotics to treat pneumonia were mostly needed.
All together 54 children were evaluated and placed in six groups in the CP daycare. PhySCI did pay for the appliances many children need to help them in their movements and advance their development. In the section that offers daycare for mentally disabled children PhySCI gave advice on suitable activities, with special attention to the needs of children that are both physically and mentally disabled, as well as to the needs of children with behavioral problems. If needed the children of this section of the CP daycare got appliances, e.g. splints and specially adapted chairs.
The Dutch professionals executed many house calls to assess the living conditions of the children. By visiting the homes of the children the mothers were given extra support in their efforts to help their children develop. The individual attention given to the mothers helps to motivate them.
Several meetings were organized to train the staff members of the daycare in acquiring more skills in diverse subjects as: ‘snoezelen’ – a form of sensory therapy experiences , advising on children with longue problems, autism and how to communicate, the Sherborne method, ways to use the educational materials and toys; how to perform remedial therapy, advice on postures and nutrition, how to brush your teeth and personal hygiene, how sensory stimulants are processed. The staff engages enthusiastically in the training that is offered and progress in their skills is apparent. For the execution of the training activities and the daily work in the CP daycare the necessary materials were supplied. During the year the professionals of PhySCI kept in contact by e-mail with the CP daycare to follow the execution of the program. After six months – as was agreed – the CP daycare reported on the development of each individual child.
In the province of Dynajpur a new location was visited. The Dutch volunteers travelled to the village of Phulbary; a local family offered them lodging. Aim of the visit was to investigate the local situation for handicapped children. In the area there is no care, no knowledge, and no attention given to these children. Neither are there any means to help them. During house calls in the village and neighboring hamlets, the volunteers met with many children in need with different kinds of handicaps. All would benefit if they could attend a daycare center or if exercise therapy could be offered. Under the circumstances the volunteers only could give advice to the parents on how to help their child sit, to feed it or get a better communication. The circumstances in this part of Bangladesh are really deplorable. There is an enormous need for knowledge, awareness, care and attention to the handicapped children that live in the Dynajpur area to rescue them from isolation and further their development and quality of living.
In accordance with the aims of PhySCI and the current annual planning, the volunteers could provide help on the spot. Together with local workers a concept plan was drafted to start with a form of care. PhySCI helped a local care worker to start doing house calls. By these calls parents are made more aware of the special needs of their child, that it deserves love, attention and care to help it develop. As well as that support, special care and remedial therapy are needed if it can be made available to them. For the year 2015 PhySCI financed the execution of the house calls in Phulbary area.
In 2015 the work of PhySCI will be continued. PhySCI will send volunteers to Bangladesh to help continue the projects by giving professional advice, training and financial support. PhySCI will promote its work through presentations and different types of actions to find finances. We hope to find lasting appreciation for our work by the benefactors and sponsors to support the work carried out in Bangladesh.
PhySCi will look for sponsors to realize a new project in the province Dynajpur. Only when financial funds are found, the first steps can be taken to better future of the handicapped children in this area.
PhySCI was successful in 2014, both in Bangladesh as in The Netherlands. It enjoys the gladly given support of many people and thanks them gratefully for that.
The Hague, February 5, 2015.
Undersigned by the Executive Board Stichting PhySCI.