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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Fading eastern light over western NSW plains on re-entry to Sydney.  Tough visit to Nepal this time. Struggling economy, massive inflation, increasing suicide rates, fewer and fewer jobs. Small wonder the drain of young people coursing out of the country, mainly aged 18-30 years, continues to grow. On average 3-4000 per day.  Villages are emptying. Schools are closing due to falling numbers of students.  Families are breaking up, leaving the parents to grow into either a lonely retirement in Nepal or face moving to another country where they are with their kids and grandkids but without their daily neighbours and local community.  It’s great to see so many beautiful Nepalese working and helping in Australia and other countries, and seeking opportunities they can’t find in their home country but the social, structural and political fracturing back in Nepal is deepening. The next few years will be very interesting.  Namaste!!🙏🏽 🙏🏽
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