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LATEST CHARITABLE PROJECT

 

WORK WITH PHYSIONET.ORG.UK TO  SEND PHYSIOTHERAPY EQUIPMENT TO THE HOSTEL IN KAWASOTI

BACKGROUND AND WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

In Kawasoti in Nepal there is a Disability Rehabilitation Project that has been running for nearly two decades. It has served almost 3,000 disabled persons in local areas. The project has land and a base for users. In the last 5 years they started a project to try and help children in local mountain villages who had serious physical disabilities, by providing a specialist hostel from where those children could more easily attend schools in a lowland area, not too far from their home villages. 

PROGRESS TO DATE

Between 2008 and 2018, Chris Dickinson ran Nepal Schools Trust, a charity in Scotland, helping some 28 schools in the adjacent Devchuli Municipality.  As part of his work NST managed to find funding for a build in partnership with Pahar Trust, a fine residential school for profoundly deaf children from the region.  NST also began to take an interest in and support financially the Kawasoti Hostel Project.  The hostel foundations were laid, the building progressed until it was completed. Then Covid intervened and slowed the project. NOW, Chris is trying to help the project to fully equip the hostel, ready for use by disabled children. THIS WILL BE LIFE CHANGING FOR THOSE CHILDREN. To get the hostel built has been a long but magnificent achievement.

CURRENT NEEDS

The hostel needs furnishings which are available in Nepal AND more importantly the hostel MUST HAVE specialist physiotherapy equipment in place, for the domestic, welfare and mobility needs of the children who will take up residence. The project also plans to have a skilled physiotherapist available once children are in residence.  The project is trying to raise funds for this.

PHYSIONET COLLABORATION

Chris has started a liaison with Peter Thompson in Yorkshire who was founder of Physionet.  This wonderful charity has sent more than 100 containers of new and recycled physiotherapy equipment to worthy projects around the world. Physionet has agreed to try and fill a full size shipping container (40ft) with equipment for the  childrens' hostel in Kawasoti, Nepal and for the Disability Projects adult users. The equipment would be provided free BUT the community and interested sponsors need to find the cost of the shipping container (which would be left in Nepal), the transportation and needs assessment costs. This is currently estimated to be £11,000 sterling. Chris is about to make a short visit to Nepal and the project to carry out a detailed needs assessment and to discuss the fund raising strategy.

FUND RAISING

Funds will be collected to meet the costs.  If YOU WANT TO DONATE then there are two ways you can do this. See below in HOW YOU CAN HELP.  The community in Nepal will also be raising money from local groups and businesses. ANY help, however small, is welcome.  Chris will update the amount raised here.  The target is £11,000.  The approximate value of free equipment that would be shipped is a whopping £150,000!

HOW YOU CAN  HELP

1. Send a donation by going to the www.physionet.org.uk website. Remember to say this donation is for NEPAL DISABLED 

     HOSTEL.. Remember if you are a UK taxpayer then your donation can have gift aid added. This is very helpful. 

2. Make a donation by contacting Chris direct at speanbridge@gmail.com

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT, SEE MORE PHOTOS AND THE COLLABORATION WITH PHYSIONET SEE BELOW

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Disability Rehabilitation Project in Kawasoti Nepal

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Disabled persons meeting in Kawasoti
Disabled persons meeting in Kawasoti

Kawasoti is a municipality in the foothills of Nepal

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Disability Rehabilitation Project
Disability Rehabilitation Project

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Disability Rehabilitation Project in Kawasoti Nepal

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