A break from our normal Newsletter, we would like to share a wonderful report on this year’s School Sponsorship programme which was prepared by Laxman as President of GDHEDS in Gorkha who also co-ordinates the programme now sponsoring 120 children. The report provides you with a complete insight into the work done behind the scenes […]
Contributions to Teacher training workshops on autism and other learning disabilities, along with supporting and sharing ideas with teachers in a number of schools. Madeline’s impact will last much longer than her short visit to Gorkha. A big thank you to Madeleine from all at GDHEDS and from GDS in the UK.
On leaving Gorkha, the committee gathered to offer thanks to Madeline. Everywhere she went she wanted to help, and was clearly happy in everything she experienced. Visiting the rural areas with very limited resources, she took in her stride, as well as joining in the women’s hygiene programme. Also, working with a wide range of […]
On visits to the Shree Mahendra School, Madeline was able to show her passion as she played with the Disabled children. She visited for several evenings after school and worked with the teacher to provide ideas and guidance. Madeline was an inspiration to the children and the teacher.
There was great appreciation for Madeline at Drabya Shah campus, where she worked with students to improve their English conversation and hold interesting discussions. Feedback from the Campus Chief Ram Chandra noted the improvement in students confidence, and her contributions also provided a model for English Conversation to teachers at the campus.
From Madeline: I had the opportunity to design and deliver some training for teachers focusing on how to include children with special educational needs and disabilities in the classroom. This was co-facilitated with GDHEDS Chair Laxman who has lots of experience in teacher training, who was able to make sure we overcame the language barrier […]
It is clear Madeline’s input as a volunteer will have a longer term effect as awareness of learning difficulties in school is increased. We are thrilled to hear Laxman is adding the topics of Special Educational Needs to his teacher training programme for wider understanding throughout Gorkha schools. This shows just what a huge impact […]
Quote re training: “I co-facilitated a workshop for teachers from Balmandir and a few other schools with Laxman Babu Acharya, a teacher and teacher trainer, focusing on including children with special educational needs and disabilities in the classroom. The teachers at Balmandir had been wondering how best to engage a few children who were struggling […]
Madeline really enjoyed facilitating an English conversation session with degree-level students, studying to be English teachers at the Drabya Shah Campus in Gorkha. The young people were really engaged and interested in thinking deeply about a range of issues, from gender roles to teaching practice.
The Gorkha Women’s Association are such an inspiring group of women who work together in their free time to support women across the Gorkha district, tackling issues that it is difficult for women to access support and advice about.
Message from Madeline, in her own words; “I had the opportunity to join one of Gorkha Women’s Associations’ incredible women’s health programme days. It was great to see such an enabling and empowering space created for women of all ages to discuss issues that affected them, but particularly around uterine prolapse which is a common […]
Madeline spent her first week at Balmandir school, working with the teachers and sharing her skills, encouraging fun while learning with the children.
Madeline arrived in Gorkha and was met from the bus by Sarita and taken to her homestay with a local family. Then on to meet the committee of GDHEDS, who arranged a formal welcome meeting and to arranged her programme for the months stay.
Gorkha Women’s group completed application 90 for funding a further Women’s health programme at Jhigate. The Gynaecologist from Gorkha Hospital travelled, with GWA members, and together with GDS visitor Ashwini, to a very poor rural village where local women gathered to gain crucial information. Support and individual advice, to include prolapse and other treatable conditions, […]
At the Manav Sewa Ashram orphanage, Ashwini met the children and served them their daily meal of dhal bhat. GDS has previously funded winter jackets and emergency food during the Covid pandemic. Funding daily needs continues to be a struggle, and we are pleased to be able to support this vulnerable community when the need […]
Ashwini who recently completed her GCSEs here in the UK, returned to her parents homeland and travelled via the monsoon damaged roads to Gorkha. Ashwini’s Grandfather Mohan Shrestha was a founding member of GDHEDS back in 1988, and her mother Geeta, was also a very active member of the women’s group GWA. Ashwini received a […]
Younger children from the very poorest families are so excited to receive new uniforms and books. Girls are given a priority as they are traditionally less likely to have the opportunity to attend school. School remains a privilege for many, so this support can transform the lives of not only the youngsters and their future […]
Children from local schools, Balmandir, Mahendra Joyti, Nawajoyti, Gorkhkali, Ratnalaxmi, Manakamana Deaf School all gathered in Gorkha at the Balmandir School to be given their uniform and equipment funded by GDS. This is all made possible with the support we get from sponsorship
78 of the children selected for scholarship gathered at Bal Mandir School, to be presented with the items they will need for the year. These children are from a range of schools near to Gorkha town and walked to the presentation. Items for the more remote schools will be forwarded for distribution. If you’d like […]