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Update 2019


End of term exams at Deusa Secondary School
(Mary Nachi Tam)

Rural Assistance Nepal is a very small charity, so has not done much more than continue to pay teachers' salaries and help medical students from several countries volunteer at Tamekoshi Cooperative Hospital in Ramechapp District.


After the earthquake, temporary
classrooms built from bamboo at
the school in Deusa
(Mani Ram Rai)

Over 40 medical volunteers came during 2017, and in 2018 another 23 helped in Tamekoshi Hospital and Gorkha District Hospital. This year however, there have been a lot fewer with only about 10 signed up so far. Volunteers mainly come from the UK, with a few coming from other countries like France, New Zealand and Australia.

RAN pays most of the salaries of Parwati BK, teaching math and science, and Amrita Rai who teaches English in the feeder primary school at Bogle, and contributes to the salaries of Hira Rai, the nursery teacher and Tanka Rai, the school's deputy head teacher. The salary of Kamala Rai, the midwife at the government clinic in Okaldunga is supported by three friends and RAN.

HexN continues to support RAN's work with Tamekoshi Hospital and have also directly contributed equipment to the hospital in the past year.

Thanks for all the help

Thanks go to all the medics who helped at Tamekoshi Hospital. Despite the earthquakes, just as many medics came as volunteers. For a few months, the hospital had to cover services provided by government hospital damaged in the earthquake.

A big thank you goes to Mary for all her help when she went to Deusa in December 2014. She went there thinking she might only manage a couple of weeks 'roughing it' and came back seven weeks later in January, almost in tears at having to leave. Also many thanks to Daniel who came out with the group of us in March and then returned to the school to help after the earthquake. Thank you too Graham and Caroline who went to Deusa in December where as well as teaching, they helped install a new computer donated by RAN to replace the one destroyed in the earthquake.

Thanks also go to World Link Partners who have provided money to pay a teacher for the next year and to HexN for their continuing support that helps pay for the health camps run by Tamekoshi Hospital.


(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mani Ram Rai)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)

(Photo credit: Mary Nachi Tam)
 
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