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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First world problem.... flight departure delayed while engineers fix the plane’s blocked toilet.... the day after World Toilet Day.
Update...toilet not fixable, replacement aircraft organised. First world solution.

World Toilet Day 2019. TT in 2007, the beginning of matching dental programs in Nepal with improved access to clean water and toilets. Still the work continues.

TT celebrates 20 years of working with Bishnu, project manager in Nepal. The first few years our dental programs, then adding sanitation with PP/HH, then adding earthquake reconstruction. We salute this hard working, passionate and compassionate local champion. Many thanks Bishnu Ji, dherai dherai dhanyabad mero sathi. Namaskar! ...