Category Archives: Project News

Covid support hand over to Gorkha hospital

In rapid response to the recent hosptial request for support, oxygen cylinders of medical standard as well as PPE has been delivered by GDHEDS President Ram Chandra and founder member Perusotum.
The Hospital authority expressed their gratitude and convey their message to GDS and happily assured us that the equipments will support them to fight against COVID-19 in Gorkha.  Each set of PPE includes body cover, boots, cap, eye glasses, face save, mask, gloves and boot-cover having plastic and rubber coated, air  and water proof with two layers, products of National Invention Centre, Nepal, by Dr Mahabir pun. They are reuseable after being washed or sanitized.’ Our established links have allowed this emergency response to the crisis though of course we unusually hope in this case the equipment will not be in high demand.

Covid Reaches Gorkha – GDS asked to fund oxygen supply

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.

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