GILGIT: There is pin drop silence in the room as Chand Mukhi starts speaking about her experience when it comes to her decade-long experience of helping children with disabilities.
“This girl had acute health issues related to urination,” Mukhi tells those present in the room. Those listening to her speak can relate to parts of the talk as most of them have spent considerable time with people with disabilities in Gilgit. “The child’s parents had no hope for her life and that’s why they would also try to stop us from spending time with her.”
Six years on, Mukhi says Tabassum is now a high-achieving student at a school near Oshinkhandas, her village. She is in Grade-II at the moment.
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