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How You Can Help  - Donations

A small amount of money donated goes a long way at

Hope Disability Centre. One reason is that over the years, we have

developed strong relationships with excellent doctors, who donate their

 time to help the disabled we find in the remote villages.  Many of these

children can have surgeries to correct their disability for only  $150 US.

Would you like to help create a bright new life for a poor mountain child,

 and their family?  If you are outside India, you can send money directly

to our international bank account: State Bank of India, Ganderbal,

Kashmir. Account no. 002344 115 457 571 52. Swift Code:

SBININBB290, IFSC Code SBIN0002344 or buy a product made by

disabled persons from our web site (Web Store) 

For National donors and activities live  empowerment / education/

awareness/ skill development  etc you can join us too .

From within India or Kashmir, please use our local bank account:

Account Name: Hope Disability Centre, Jammu and Kashmir Bank,

Account number 264 CD, Nuner Branch, Ganderbal


How You Can Help - Volunteer



We welcome all volunteers at Hope Disability Centre.  Whether you are

interested in working with children with disabilities,  wish to teach

English, or work on this website or write a newsletter, or even paint or

help in the kitchen, we would love to have you visit us.  You will see

what life is Kashmir is like, and experience the village  hospitality that

Kashmiris are famous for.  We have a document which tells pretty much

everything you would need to know if you are interested in volunteering

at Hope Disability Centre.  If you are not able to download it from the

website, please e-mail us to get a copy.  We have limited space for

volunteers to come and stay and help.  Currently we have Diane

Emerson volunteering with us. Her blog tells what it is like for a first time

visitor to Kashmir, and what it is like volunteering for Hope Disability

Centre. You can read it by clicking here, or going to 

 We have created a couple of documents for you to review if you would

 like to volunteer with us. One is information for visitors and

 volunteers, Hope Centre Visitor and volunteer info.pdf. You can

download it by clicking here.  The other is  Hope Centre

VolunteerApplicationForm.pdf. Please contact us if you have trouble viewing either of these documents. You can reach us at




How Y

ou Can Help - Our Wish List

If you are outside India, used hearing aids and batteries are always

welcome. They are small, relatively inexpensive to ship, and are very much needed in Kashmir.

If you are in India, we would love to receive

  • used or new wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • crutches
  • any type of mobility aid, prosthetic and orthotic equipment

Furnishings for the Kupwara Centre

Now that A Leg To Stand On has kindly funded the building of a new rehabilitation centre near the Pakistani border, we need to furnish it.  We will need all types of equipment for rehabilitation, as well as carpets, chairs, office furniture and supplies, a laptop computer, curtains, kitchen equipment and supplies, etc.  

A  Vehicle for Kupwara

Having a vehicle for the Hope Centre in Kupwara will be essential to transport disabled children to hospital for surgeries, and for the day to day running of the Centre.

Staff Salaries for Kupwara

And of course we need to pay for staff salaries. Unlike an orphanage,

the staff needed at a rehabilitation centre need to be highly trained and

experienced.  Disabled children and adults do not become better simply

by showing up at a rehabilitation centre. They come for regular


assistance, gradual freeing up of contracted limbs, gradually learning

how to become more independent in their personal care, gradually

learning skills that can give them a way to help provide income for their

families.  It takes time to learn to properly use a prosthetic limb or

mobility device. It takes great skill to fit them properly.  Surgeries to

straighten limbs are wonderful, but only a few patients can be helped in

 this way. For most disabled children and adults, the disability is

something that can only gradually become better, and for many, they

 will never get better, and need guidance and support to live a good life

with their disability. 

So please consider supporting the salaries of the wonderful people who

 Have selected therapy as their life occupation, and have chosen the low

Paying nonprofit sector to work in. They have given their lives to help

Others. Please help them put their skills and training to work for the poor of Kashmir.



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