Burn survivors in India share their stories
For several years, the burn team at Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, India (the Interburns Training Centre) have been organising a meeting of burn survivors to share their stories and experiences. The fourth meeting was held this year on the 10th of October 2014. The survivors were a mixture of adults and children who have been treated for burn injuries at Choithram.
The programme began with a short introduction by the survivors. Afterwards some of the survivors shared the story of their experience of being burned, post-injury rehabilitation and subsequent lives with others. Many are not only living a normal life but also working as social workers and are active in promoting burn prevention in their communities. A local NGO and a businessman from Indore also participated in this session and are planning to make a directory of the survivors and help them to get jobs. Some art and craft sessions were conducted to help the female survivors to start some employment in their home.