Barun’s Story

Barun is 9 years old and has Down’s Syndrome. Like many of Chingari’s registered children, his family are second-generation gas-affected survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide Bhopal gas tragedy, the world’s worst industrial disaster.
Barun registered at the Chingari Trust in 2022 and receives speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and special education. Prior to attending Chingari, Barun was not able to speak and had attention deficit issues. His progress at Chingari has been incredible to witness and document. He is now able to communicate both verbally and non-verbally and has learned to read and write. With the help of regular physiotherapy, Barun’s physicality has also improved and he can now walk unaided with balance.
Barun loves food and enjoys Indian breakfast. Inspired by the staff at Chingari, Barun wants to be a doctor when he grows up.
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