Category Archives: Project News

Training of Teacher Trainers – Aidan and Laxman

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

66 ladies attend Women’s Heath programme in rural village

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.

School Hygiene – parents and teachers involved to ensure better results

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.

Great news so well done ladies and everyone involved – and UK friends for funding

Rural School sponsorship distribution

 

 

 

 

 

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 .
Thank you
Yours Madhu Bhattarai 
Sansari Secondary School 
You can sponsor uniform, school bag, shoes and books for just £30 per year so just contact us.

Womens Hygiene – another great programme this time for the GWA

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