Sarah Dowsell undertook her 6 week Elective placement through GDS in August. Though conditions were difficult with the Gorkha hospital in a state of demolition, Sarah spent her mornings at clinics on site and the rest of the day at a private hospital Apollo who kindly hosted her. She also took part in teacher training and school hygiene programmes, helped with a local school scout group and immersed herself into family life and culture of Gorkha. Read more of her experience in Sarah Report_
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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.
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
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