We at Step-Up Pakistan had a very busy and eventful year since we joined hands with worldcpday.org to spread awareness about CP in Pakistan. There were ideas,plans, diversions, and adjustments however we still feel a sense of accomplishment where we made an impact.At first it was just “getting your foot in the door ” kind of scenario if you talk about Cerebral Palsy and disability in Pakistan , but we kept at it, asking, sharing translating, explaining the need, and inviting curious minds to explore about disability and particularly CP . As 99.9% schools are not inclusive in Pakistan, accessibility is scarce, it needs imagination to create that empathy, we created small little educational videos, flashcards and empathy games to introduce kids and teachers about “what CP can look like, and how much acceptance and intervention is required, We are glad we made a way for sharing information about CP cases for those are out of the loop.We are on social media, and reaching out to the people at the grassroots level, who can benefit most from our coordination for better services, rehab, and education.
There are things in the pipeline for coming year, we plan to expand our volunteer base nationwide,with an easy to replicate model of projects.
We are excited to see an overwhelming response for people who want to volunteer and like the opportunity to join this cause.
We thank World CP Day.Org for creating this opportunity , tools and the encouragement we received.