Nepal Village Health Improvement Program 2015

A new start – the project started in Sindhupalchowk district, Feb 2015


The earthquake disrupted works, which continued in September.

A new era.  Bishnu Shrestha worked with TT and Paul Pholeros to bring the dental health and sanitation model to the Shree Jalapadevi School (SJD) at Bahunepati, Sindupalchowk district. The whole district of Sindupalchowk suffered major damage during the earthquakes in April and May.  The SJD school lost some buildings, and we donated some funds to build temporary classrooms.

In February 2015 Paul and Bishnu coordinated a design studio at the school, looking at:

  • improved facilities for male and female toilets
  • locating and installing sinks and taps for handwashing
  • designated area for school toothbrushing
  • appropriate and safe storage for toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • identifying the dental problems in the kids and planning for dental camps in May
  • providing dental education sessions to teachers and students.

The sanitation project was completed.  However due to the school receiving massive support from local and international NGOs, our team has since moved to other schools in Sindhupalchowk district.


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Uni of Newcastle team last year in Arubot.... folks, thanks to Surya at left, TT can continue to support the reconstruction of lost homes. The villagers welcome you to return and see how people are rebuilding their lives. Namaste and Laso!! ...

Thanks Australian Dental Association for these magnificent flowers. It was an honour to be invited by the ADA to share information about TT’s Nepal activities, with dentists young and not so young. ...

One of the recipients of the latest round of funds raised by TT’s helpers to support post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal. Arjun and his family have lived in a rudimentary shelter for more than 4 years; our subsidy has allowed him to finally build this small home, completed this week. Arjun is of the BK caste, considered one of the lowest and untouchable castes. One of my always-memories is the moment his piercing eyes of deep gratitude melted my insides as I handed him the key to his family toilet in 2014. Dignity. ...

Young Prem, all materials to this building site are brought in by manual labour ...