OT Volunteer Katie Vaneker at Gorkha prison and helps in other projects

As a specialist in occupational therapy to aid prisoner rehabilitation, Katie spent time working with our gorkha team to develop ways in which to contribute to supporting prisoners and families. Bamboo stools (as seen) are currently made and sold with money going to families as there is no other family support system. There is now a possibility of doll making for the women and the loan of sewing machines for classes. Katie has found it a difficult challenge to work through the political layers and there may be obstacles to further involvement but she has certainly made every effort possible.

As well as this Katie got involved in the school hygiene project, teacher training in rural area, English classes and now also time with disabled children and teacher. She has kindly sent a report in relation to her experience assisting in a rural teacher training programme. Barpak teacher training experience