Yes I a currently in Gorkha and working with our committee members who co-ordinate and manage our small projects in the area. Since my last visit just before the earthquake, things have changed in Gorkha, lots of international aid has come here, lots of new buildings being built, but actually little has changed for the poorest of those affected. Homeless are still living under galvanise shelters with little prospect of change. However, we are pleased to say, our small programes are reaching some of the children in school, delivering hygiene programes to young children, and encouraging the womens group to gain health awareness. We are also ready to accept volunteers here as medical electives and in schools so would love to hear from those who may be interested.
GDS Newsletter 6 is now available to download and will give you an overview of the recent fundraising in the UK and the projects funded in Gorkha. Since the Earthquakes in April 2015, not only did we manage to raise £10,000 which is fantastic, but we have also spent it which is even better. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us. To see recent progress follow our Updates and News on this website and follow us on facebook – like our page and share with your friends who may be interested.
THANK YOU SO MUCH and PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP IF YOU CAN.
If you would like to donate this can be done DONATE via PAYPALor by BACS transfer to Gorkha Development Scheme Sort Code 20-19-95 account number 10318302. Please complete our GIFT AID form to add 25% extra to whatever you donate
All the money has been sent to Gorkha and has been spent on projects – school shelters for use as classrooms, emergency tents, solar lamps to help 500 families, school jumpers for over 500 children sports equipment and games to help the distressed children, 100 blankets for the hospital, two rural school hygiene programmes, 50 children sponsored , three hospital wheelchairs are now in place and another rural hygiene programme will start soon. Read more under NEWS
As a small charity working for over 25 years with the community in Gorkha we are working with our team in Gorkha so they can decide how best to help people stage by stage. As we send money directly to them then they will inform us of costs and how money is spent so helping as many people as we can in a small way. We have worked hard to fund-raise over the last few years and will continue to do so ensuring every penny raised goes to the projects – no wages or expenses claimed.
With more funds, we can do a little bit more for those who had little who now have nothing.
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