When Joy first established GDS with Perusotum as Head Teacher, then there has been an aim to help develop teachers in rural government schools. We have funded Teacher Training programmes but this was something different.
Laxman worked tirelessly with Linda and Aidan to arrange a three day workshop at the local education office in Gorkha. Local officials and headmasters were introduced to the programme and then 14 very experienced teachers shared experience and gained ideas from Aidans vast experience. Aidans book ‘Better Classroom Better Learning’ which is written in both English and Nepali, was used as the basis for the programme.
A fantastic programme GDS are so proud to fund
The Gorkha Women’s Association (GWA) once again organised a days meeting for village women of Nareswar to inform them about Women’s Health which GDS was able to fund. A Doctor from Gorkha hospital explained conditions which may cause problems and answered many questions in discussion. Though only 35 were expected the group was double that size and so the session had to be held outside! A fantastic success. Dhal bhat ( curry) was served to encourage the ladies to attend and Caroline was also able to attend the session after an hours rough road journey to reach the village.
We worked with Sansari High school prior to the devastating earthquakes in 2015 which completely destroyed the school. Today we continue to sponsor 10 children at this very rural school and this is the news sent with pictures from teacher Madhu
Thank you for providing scholarship which we have distributed. They became very happy. These children are really weak in economic status but excellent in their studies. They are really good. I have sent their photographs. If possible you will send your member at distribution or once a year. It is better if you or any member is with us.They know the reality .The relationship wil grow .
Yours Madhu Bhattarai
Sansari Secondary School
You can sponsor uniform, school bag, shoes and books for just £30 per year so just contact us.
Gorkha Womens Association organise the volunteer homestay, plan and undertake the childrens hygiene in school and the woments health programme. This time THEY benefited from the womens hygiene programme themselves when a Doctor from Gorkha helped them understand specific issues for both younger and older women.
Excellent discussion was held an dreally showed the value of this programme and no doubt more will be organised for rural women in the future. Volunteers Naomi, Linda, Trish and Fiona were all present to see the programme