Yammanamma’s Story

Yammanamma is an anganavadi/pre-school teacher in her native village Hirekheda and she is doing her job with great passion. Also Yammanamma has been infected with polio as a small child which affected her hip and causes her difficulties in walking today. After the owner of the house in which she used to teach the children quit the rental agreement and forced her to move out, she set up a new school in her mother’s house and completely renovated the rooms. Just with the entrance she faced problems. The door threshold was around 30 inch higher than the ground level and just a few loose stones were giving access to the high door. Due to her disability she could not manage it and asked the Functional Adaptation Team to think of a solution. We built steps with 5 inch height and 1 feet length each including a strong bar of iron pipe that gives her support and safety. Also for the kids it’s a save way to go in the school and roam around. Yammanamma was very thankful as she said: “without the steps it would have not been possible to set up the school here”. After the adaptation was finished we noticed that on some steps small water puddles occurred because the water cannot flow away. That can be avoided in the future.

 

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