In summer 2011, two German students travelled to Pakistan on a research trip. They met members of a small Catholic order, the Sisters of Charity of St. Jeanne Antide. They run two schools and a home for adults with mental disabilities, the House of Wonders. About 90 women and men found a new home here. Most were brought in by their families. Some used to live on the streets of the city before. For many it is the first time that they are treated with dignity.
The home’s cargivers provide healthy meals, regular check-ups, and personal hygience. But the home is understaffed and underfunded. Frequent power cuts and gas shortages make their work difficult. Omid-e Punjab provides funds for solar panels, water filters, medical training, furniture, clothes, and maintenance repairs.
Spiegel Online, 5.8. 2013: Die Glücklichen von Lahore – Behindertenheim in Pakistan
Aubing-Neubaubinger Zeitung, 6.9. 2013: Tabubrüche mit Sonnenkraft
Die Tagespost, 12.9. 2013: Stigmatisiert und ausgeschlossen
Sächsische Zeitung, 24.1. 2014: Von Herrnhut ins “Haus der Wunder” Blog of the Lebenshilfe München, 5.9.2014: Sind Menschen mit Behinderung gefährlich? BISS München, November 2014: Mein Projekt Swiss children’s magazine “tut”, Nov – Dec 2014: Weite Welt