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Newsletter 10 June 2019

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.

Newsletter 10

So, enjoy reading and get in touch if you too are interested in volunteering in Nepal.

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 

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!