Bongaigoan (Assam): Around 10% of world population live with disability and has been increasing due to different reasons, problems and circumstances. Unfortunately, according to UNDP, 80% persons with disability are living in developing country. Contrarily, UNICEF reported that 30% of street youth have some kind of disability.
Coming forward to Assam, the disability among women, youth, children and old age are related to ethnic violence. People have developed some sort of fear; do not want to go back and ready to survive in a vulnerable condition.
Only mental disability is not the concern of Rehab, because the percent of physically disabled are quite high and increasing as population is increasing.
Observing such condition, Rehab started Model Village in Bongaigoan, Assam, distributed 45 houses and running different welfare programmes.
Keeping eyes over increasing number of mentally and physically disabled persons in Bongaigoan, we started a group for mentally and physically disabled persons at Rehab Model Village on August 20, 2013.
The group includes 11 members who have been suffering from mental and physical disorder.