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
With such a busy Spring and 5 volunteers in total spending time in Gorkha through GDS, the latest issue of our Newsletter focuses on the work they have been doing and the important role they play working with the Gorkha community and contributions made.
So, enjoy reading and get in touch if you too are interested in volunteering in Nepal.
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.
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.