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GDS Newsletter 17 October 2023 Special Edition – 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 to ensure so many children in need are supported.
GDS Newsletter 16 February 2023 We pay tribute to Founder and Patron of GDS Joy Leighton who recently passed away at the age of nearly 97, with some of her earlier projects highlighted. Our most recent volunteer Megan demonstrates Joy’s earlier aims, to support teachers in school to develop skills of integrated learning, actively help rural women to improve understanding of health, and to take part in wider teacher training programmes for rural teachers
GDS Newsletter 15 September 2022 Lots of good news – See our new look website, follow our new Instagram as well as Facebook, and donations made easy and free through wonderful.org. An excellent summer plant sale provides funds for projects, and our first volunteer for over 2 years arrives in Gorkha.
GDS Newsletter 14 February 2022 provides an overview of 2021 covering covid and GDS contributions to help Gorkha hospital and most vulnerable. Welcome to the new committee in Gorkha and fundraising update with more reminiscences from Trustee Geeta.
GDS Newsletter 13 February 2021 – an update on the Covid situation in Gorkha and some great news re sponsorship of 124 children in school and college. Geeta reminiscence of Gorkha in 1990′
GDS Newsletter 12 August 2020 – notes the changing world since Covid with an update on situation in Gorkha. Developments in Teacher Training programme and volunteer Aiden, successful Women’s Health programme and fundraising continues despite Covid.
GDS Newsletter 11 February 2020 – Celebrates 70 projects funded since 2015 together with updates on projects, volunteer Sarah, visits by GDS committee to Gorkha and funding notably former Fiona fabulous efforts
GDS Newsletter 10 June 2019 – With 5 volunteers in Gorkha so far this year, the role of the volunteer over the last 20 years is celebrated as well as update on fundraising and projects in Gorkha
GDS Newsletter 9– November 2018 – overview of fundraising for the year, 3 volunteers in Gorkha and many projects funded – Teacher Training and cardio equipment for the hospital.
GDS Newsletter 8 – November 2017 project spending, Volunteer Richard and teacher training
GDS Newsletter 7 – June 2017 – Linda Blunts visit and Gorkha update, fundraising through Gardens Open and Naomi’s Triathlon
GDS Newsletter 6– February 2017 – hygiene projects and winter jumpers, recent fundraising and quiz evening.
GDS Newsletter 5 – June 2016 – £10,000 spent, Full review of all programmes funded since earthquake
GDS newsletter 4– November 2015 – Review of how the money from fundraising appeal is being spent in Gorkha
GDS newsletter 3 – July 2015 – Earthquake Appeal update and further fundraising
GDS newsletter 2 – April 2015 Earthquake Disaster Appeal
GDS newsletter 1 – September 2014 – Welcome to GDS and Trustees, Fundraising Efforts.