Nepal Outreach Camp a Success
Projects Abroad volunteers went to help children in a remote village in Nepal last month.
Six volunteers travelled to the village of Dukuchapp with 15 staff members of the NRH (Nutritional Rehabilitation Home) in the event sponsored by Projects Abroad. The aim was to help educate and identify children who could benefit from being at the NRH.The NRH receive malnourished children from all over the country to treat them and often conduct outreach programs to reach out to the children who do not have access to the home.
After a "scary and bumpy ride", the volunteers helped set up the camp in a little school and were mesmerised by the perfect views over the Himalayas.
They helped carry up bags of 'super' flour, pots and pans, weighing scales and height boards. Different posts were set up, from weight and height measurements, hand washing demonstrations to 'super' flour distribution.
320 children from 0-14 years-old were registered in a very busy day collecting data, collecting water from the water pump and entertaining the children. They took 20 children to the home for treatment.
Our physiotherapy coordinator in Nepal, Ruth Malthouse, said: "It was a very successful day and we all felt it was a worthwhile camp for all."
We congratulate the hardworking volunteers and the NRH manager Sunita and her staff for the careful planning and invaluable work they did.