As Members of BRANNGO we were able to join a webinar on Saturday 18th which gave presentations and discussion re the current situation and future concerns of Education in schools during and following Covid in Nepal. A short overview is available if you Education – The effect of Covid 19
After 12 weeks of lock-down, Coronavirus is now spreading in Nepal largely due to workers in India returning across the border to their homes throughout Nepal. sadly 10 cases have now been confirmed in Gorkha and with limited resources GDS has been approached to help. As a recent post shows, the hospital is still only half built so wards are in a range of nearby buildings. In 2017 we were pleased to supply the hospital with 2 oxygen concentrates which is sufficient in normal times, but now our Gorkha committee are working with the hospital to supply additional tanks of oxygen and £1,000 has been made available from GDS to be used as seen fit to help COVID victims in the hospital.
Keep safe our Gorkha friends.
Volunteering in Gorkha . This week is volunteer week and an opportunity to say THANK YOU to the many people who have helped GDS in some way over the past 32 years especially those who have traveled to Gorkha to give their time and share their skills with those in need and the local community. See reports from recent volunteers on our website
As GDS Trustees we all continue to volunteer our time and efforts – four of us having been former volunteers in Gorkha. We must also say a massive THANK YOU to our Gorkha committee GDHEDS who also volunteer all their time and efforts to select and run all the projects and look after all those from overseas who offer to help those most in need.