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Khokon’s Journey

Khokon is a young boy with spastic quadriplegic types of cerebral palsy. He was from very northern districts of Bangladesh, Dinajpur. He was admitted to SENU-WMTS on 29.01.09. He came to CRP school, because his father left him and his mother after his birth. So his mother was so helpless to take care of her disabled children Khokon. So that William and Marie Taylor School admitted him. That time the child condition was much more severe. At present he sits in a special seating due to his poor trunk control. Khokon can speak. Most of the time his speech is clear, but sometimes it takes a little time, before he answers due to his spasm.

Last of 2014 when Khokon was 20 years old, school authority talked with Khokon’s mother on his future plan. Then after a long discussion the result was to make an accessible shop for him so that he can starts some IGA (Income Generating Activity) and become independent in his family. So that CRP provide vocational training course on Shop Keeping management to the Khokon along with his mother after vocational assessment. Because of reason of Khokon’s family financial situation and occupation of Khokon’s mother CRP decides to visit Khokon’s village at Dinajpur.

The rehabilitation team starts their work for Khokon’s reintegration process at his own community. At Dinajpur they had no place to live there. Previously his mother worked as maid servant to different houses. So that his mother had nothing to starts with his disabled son Khokon. In this situation a very good friend of CRP, Carol Bennett from England give her helpful hands to Khokon. CRP authority and rehabilitation team decides to buy a land for Shop for Khokon. From December 2014 to May 2015, rehabilitation team work on to buy a land, making a shop cum living room with pure water and sanitation facility, proper advocacy to the local community to reintegrate him. Finally in the end of May 2015 Khokon reintegrate to his own community with a very beautiful accessible grocery shop cum home at Dinajpur.