After 12 weeks of lock-down, Coronavirus is now spreading in Nepal largely due to workers in India returning across the border to their homes throughout Nepal. sadly 10 cases have now been confirmed in Gorkha and with limited resources GDS has been approached to help. As a recent post shows, the hospital is still only half built so wards are in a range of nearby buildings. In 2017 we were pleased to supply the hospital with 2 oxygen concentrates which is sufficient in normal times, but now our Gorkha committee are working with the hospital to supply additional tanks of oxygen and £1,000 has been made available from GDS to be used as seen fit to help COVID victims in the hospital.
Keep safe our Gorkha friends.
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.
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.
Another of the great programmes we fund to improve children’s hygiene in the poorest schools has just completed. Sarita and Kalpana together with helpers from GWA, completed the 12 sessions and sent us this message the class was so effective 32 students , six teacher and also parents involved there . Teacher always helped us to take lessons and we got very change of students in there hygiene and school environment we will go one time to monitoring students and some of there house.