Sarah Dowsell has spent nearly 6 weeks in Gorkha living with a local family, working in 2 local hospitals, attending a rural teachers training programme and also a school hygiene programme, as well as attending GDHEDS meetings and meeting with Trustees Geeta and Amir from UK.
It has been a busy programme though uncertain to start as the Gorkha hospital was demolished earlier this year following damage from the 2015 earthquake! Even so makeshift clinics continued each morning and then Sarah attended the private Apollo Hospital where she was welcomed for afternoon and evenings.
Such positive feedback from Sarah and thanks to all in Gorkha who made her trip so special Why not support Sarahs fundraising through Wonderful.org – ALL money raised goes to Gorkha
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 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.