From right to left: Valerie Taylor, CRP's coordinator; Poppy, Valerie's adopted daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy; a helper. 
Valerie Taylor, a physiotherapist by training, first came to Bangladesh or East Pakistan as it was known 32 years ago on a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) placement. She helped at a mission hospital in the Hill tracts region. After returning to England for two years she came back to Bangladesh in 1975 to work at a government hospital. With the help of associates she opened a specialized centre in 1979 in government concrete sheds to help paraplegics, the group she wanted to work with. Indeed 10 percent of Bangladesh�s population of 130 million are thought to suffer from some form of disability.
Poppy�s story is one of success. After being rejected from the local secondary school because of her disability she was readmitted by the headmaster after having spent two years at CRP�s special needs school. He was impressed with the progress the children were making there. Poppy enjoys the support of her classmates and staff, she is following her studies at the �normal� school successfully.
Location: CRP�s main site in Savar, Dhaka.
 (image by Andrew Wheeler)
From right to left: Valerie Taylor, CRP's coordinator; Poppy, Valerie's adopted daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy; a helper. Valerie Taylor, a physiotherapist by training, first came to Bangladesh or East Pakistan as it was known 32 years ago on a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) placement. She helped at a mission hospital in the Hill tracts region. After returning to England for two years she came back to Bangladesh in 1975 to work at a government hospital. With the help of associates she opened a specialized centre in 1979 in government concrete sheds to help paraplegics, the group she wanted to work with. Indeed 10 percent of Bangladesh�s population of 130 million are thought to suffer from some form of disability. Poppy�s story is one of success. After being rejected from the local secondary school because of her disability she was readmitted by the headmaster after having spent two years at CRP�s special needs school. He was impressed with the progress the children were making there. Poppy enjoys the support of her classmates and staff, she is following her studies at the �normal� school successfully. Location: CRP�s main site in Savar, Dhaka.
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