From the shore temples of Mahabalipuram to the Chinese fishing nets in Cochin, travel through the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala and up to the cooler highlands of Ooty and Coonor. Experience ancient Tamil history, the beautiful Coromandel coast, gracious Mysore and gentle, eclectic Kerala. Between the wide ranging professional visits there is ample time to enjoy the cultural treasures and stunning natural beauty of South India.
Innovative creative solutions, improved disability rights and strong community networks are greatly improving outcomes in therapy and rehabilitation in India. Limited resources have given rise to some very creative grass roots solutions, with an emphasis on Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR).
This tour takes you to three very different states to give you a top to bottom view of therapy and rehabilitation in India. Professional visits range from the successful Vidya Sagar, Mobility India and prestigious city hospitals, to Ayurvedic hospitals and village community projects in rural India.
Kit Sinclair PhD is an international education consultant in the areas of occupational therapy service and curriculum development. As a founding faculty member of the occupational therapy education programme in Hong Kong, she has played an active role in occupational therapy professional development in Hong Kong, and continued in senior academic and research posts for over 35 years.
Since the 1980s, Kit has been passionately involved in the development of rehabilitation and occupational therapy in the People's Republic of China. Teaching and consultancies have taken her to China's principal cities, provincial capitals and rural hospitals and clinics where resources and expertise are often extremely limited. She was involved in rehabilitation for survivors of the 2008 SiChuan earthquake and continues her commitment in international disaster management.
Kit served as President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists from 2002-2008 and retains the title of WFOT Ambassador. She is an Honorary Fellow of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She is editor of the prestigious WFOT Bulletin.
A leader in the field, Kit has given many guest lectures and workshops around the world and has been instrumental in global and national policy development in relation to rehabilitation and disability in collaboration with WHO and national governments.
Optional Pre and Post Tour Extensions
Arrive early and relax at the Grande Bay Beach Resort, located on the Coromandel coast on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Stay on at the hotel in Cochin after the tour to further explore this fascinating city or take a beach extension in southern Kerala. Speak to our friendly team to make arrangements.
The cost of the tour sharing a room is USD $3,354. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is USD $4,256.