Evaluation of Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s Services for Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities in Pakistan


  • Fatima Javed M.Phil Scholer, Department of Special Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Nasreen Akhter Chairperson, Department of Special Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.




Rehabilitation services, children with disabilities, parental satisfaction, support services, vocational training, learning assistance, Helping Hand for Relief and Development, Pakistan


The journey of children with disabilities is marked by obstacles, and they require our firm support and understanding to overcome these obstacles and thrive in a world that often fails to accommodate their needs. This study evaluates the impact of the rehabilitation services provided by Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) to children with disabilities in Pakistan. The objectives were to identify the range of support services provided by HHRD and to assess parental satisfaction with these services. Data was collected from parents of 145 children at HHRD-CWDP Center in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, using a questionnaire. The findings indicate that HHRD provides a comprehensive range of therapies and material aid to children with disabilities. Parents expressed high levels of satisfaction with the services, highlighting the positive impact of HHRD’s services on their children's well-being. However, there is a clear need for further enhancement of learning assistance services to ensure holistic support for these children. The study also emphasizes that it is crucial to prioritize vocational training and other essential services to empower children with disabilities and promote their inclusion in society