3 mothers who have children with disabilities met and as they talked about their children, their struggles and shared what they are learnt with each other, They instantly got the feeling of comfort, belonging and connection between them that made them realize there is a need to have a group where parents and families who have children with disabilities could come together, talk and learn from each other.
It was during that time through Bhutan Foundation, one of the mothers was offered the opportunity to attend a parent congress of visually impaired children in the Philippines. She brought back ideas to advocate on behalf of the children and with the few other parents whom the mothers knew within their network came together to form an informal support group for parents with 7-8 parents. They often met hopping to different cafés in town and in parks talking about their children, the issues faced by parents in bringing up their children and what can parents do as a support group going forward.
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