“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love”- Mother Teresa
CCSN is a centre for children with special needs and is a project of the rotary club of Banani established with a view to working for these special children who are born with special needs and are not such fortunate as their other peers and working.
CCSN was established with the aim to provide care and rehabilitation support to children with disability mostly who are poor, destitute, and underprivileged. There are many children who do come to Dhaka city for their diagnosis and treatment and to consult specialist doctors and for special investigations. The management of disability is multidimensional and as the child suffers from many other co-morbidity along with their prime cause of disability requires to prolong and continued treatment care and support and supervision. All these impart substantial expenditure which the poor families cannot afford.
CCSN’s basic principle is to provide care to those who are in need to make it affordable. The voluntary services from the Rotarian members of the clubs are our main strength in carrying out this venture. Professor MOK Wahedi provides consultation voluntarily and takes the responsibility of planning and managing the children with disabilities registered with CCSN and Rotarian Kazi A Mannan looks after the administration and overall management of the project with the support of all other members especially Rotarians M A A Zakaria, Md. Muniruzzaman, M A Hafiz, Ahmed Kamal Khan, Parvin Sultana, Ehsanul Hoque Kamal, Ataur Rahman Choudhury and Ismat Ara Choudhury.
The center has a well-equipped physiotherapy unit where a qualified physiotherapy technologist and an assistant to a physiotherapist who provides physiotherapy to the children regularly.
The procedural strategy of our service will be as
- Identification and initial assessment at the centre, and enrollment.
- Physical Examination and assessment by paediatrician and initial management and planning for multidisciplinary assessment.
- Multidisciplinary assessment and treatment plan a Multidisciplinary Team
- Special Tests and Screening and Investigations.
- Management and Therapy- Physiotherapy, occupational, Developmental, speech, Counseling; treat medical problems including visual, hearing and orthopedic, neurological, gastrointestinal, and nutritional.
- Training of caregiver
- Counseling Family and caregivers
- Social support
- Financial rehabilitation
CCSN promotes service developments that are accessible to all people, particularly the poorest. CCSN seeks to build and promote an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities can enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. This is to be achieved through providing health care for existing disabilities and prevention of conditions that can lead to disability and improving access to health care, education, and rehabilitation services for children. CCSN is a small endeavor where thousands are required but to conclude I would like to quote from the Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius which we have started.
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones”