Category Archives: Volunteer News

Teacher Training programme funded in the remote area of Barpak

Our team and volunteers traveled the long journey on unmade roads to Barpak which has now been rebuilt since it was devasteted as the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.  They all took part in a teacher training programme for teachers gathered from local remote government schools.
Teacher trainer and GDHEDS Vice Chair Laxman was joined by volunteers Linda and Trisha and GDS trustee Naomi. The wonderful programme included interactive games and songs for the teachers to take back to their own classrooms and encourage stimulated and active learning practices.
As always Laxman was an incredible trainer getting everybody engaged.

Women’s Health programme

One of GDS funded programmes is to present education to rural women. The Gorkha Womens Association organised this programme and 7 women and a driver squashed into a 5 seater jeep to head to the rural area of Asrang, Gorkha! 
Here the women held a programme on women’s health for the Muslim community in the village, discussing many female health problems and family planning. Much needed in this community with some women having up to 17 children!
A really positive day, with the women openly questioning and gaining persoanla advice thanks to Dr Suchika and her assistant Sabita for providing the experitse.

Lots happening in Gorkha at the moment

A wonderful general assembly for the Gorkha Women’s Association (GWA) in Raniban, Gorkha. A lovely programme with cooking in the forest, dancing and a meeting to discuss this years programmes.

Lots of good ideas from the women for what they would like to do in the future to include womens health programmes and childrens hygiene, both projects funded by GDS.

Many beautiful colours and people!

Rebecca arrival in Gorkha

Rebecca Bowen was welcomed by our committee in Gorkha and also her lovely homestay family as she arrived for Medical Elective placement this week.  Rebecca from Bristol University is seeing the warmth and hospitality of the Nepali people and is spending time with Naomi and Dr Anju at the hospital and looking forward to a womens hygiene programme being organised for rural women on Saturday.

Gorkha Hospital receives bedding from GDS funds

On Linda’s visit to Gorkha in December, requests were made by the hospital to fund materials for the hospital beds.  An inventory of the 50 beds was made and mattresses were recovered or new ones purchased, pillows bought for each bed and sheets bought so that patients don’t have to lie on the plastic mattress covers – too cold in winter and too hot in summer.  It might seem basic, but these simple purchases will give a little comfort to every patient.

GDHEDS committee members recently made the presentation to the hospital and a letter of thanks has been received from Chief Medical Superintendent Dr Tiwari.

Letter of thanks from Gorkha Hospital

GDHEDS committee members make presentation at hospital

Sarita presents to Dr Tiwari

GDHEDS Secretary and Treasurer Ram Kumar