Category Archives: Project News

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 

£2,000 worth of Medical equipment purchased to help save patients’ lives in Gorkha

FULL STORY GDS received requests from Doctors in Gorkha hospital for several pieces of emergency breathing equipment earlier this year.  We are so pleased to be able to confirm that two small units which provide a constant flow of oxygen to patients, as well as two suction machines and two nebulisers, have been purchased through funds raised by supporters in the UK.

Volunteer Richard was present to see the delivery of the equipment to the hospital and Naomi has since visited and seen the machines in use by patients. The Doctors of course so grateful for the immense help this provides for patient care.

For full story please see this link on the website

 

Trustee Naomi – a few days in Gorkha

Former volunteer and Trustee Naomi Cairns has been able to return to Gorkha following a short trekking break in Nepal. However, the few days spent in Gorkha were packed. As well as visitng friends Naomi attended a meeting of GDHEDS, a GWA womens group meeting and walked in the rain to a rural village to join in first of a new programme  funded by GDS.  The aim is to help rural ladies understand how certain women’s health conditions may be treated in the hospital and to encourage sharing their concerns. 

As well as this, Naomi was able to meet the Doctor in the hospital to discuss future volunteer possibilities, and also see the new equipment recently funded by GDS in the UK.