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.
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 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.
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.