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Spring 2012 Newsletter

Hello everyone- today is New Years day 2069 in the Nepali calendar so I send you all best wishes for a happy new year!


I leave Nepal next week so here is a short update of Help Rural Nepal’s recent work and two dates for your diary-  Firstly we are organising another wonderful walk on 27th May!


It will start and end in Bishop Sutton and we do hope you and your friends can join us. More details at the end of this message.


Then - if you are nearby Hertford on June 22nd we are having a fundraising evening with live music and Nepali food and more... all set in a lovely garden. Details to follow soon.


The secondary school in Kharare has received another gift of books from HRN – this time for the older students. The staff requested books for business studies courses, advanced mathematics, teaching guides as well as English novels.


At school the solar panels are working very efficiently, the library is used daily and the students are starting to use the computers. The dedicated and enthusiastic staff are always so grateful for every little help we can give them to improve the opportunities for their students. They all work under extreme difficulties with so few facilities.


We were lucky enough to be in the village for the primary school’s prize-giving. Exercise books and pencils were awarded to the highest achievers along with awards for good behaviour. It was a lovely morning. The school has increased the number of children from fifty five to sixty three but is still one teacher short for the five classes.


Luna, the girl from the village who has been deaf from birth starts her new school next week at the Kavre School for the Deaf in Banepa. We are hoping to find sponsors who would like to support her education and hostel expenses. Do contact us if you would like to help Luna.


Krishna, whose impaired hearing had become a big problem in his life now has  hearing aids. He benefited from a visiting German team in Kathmandu who were running a programme assessing & providing hearing aids to suitable patients. He is delighted with his aids and feels less isolated.


Future plans include two health camps later this year in this remote region where health facilities are very limited. The two Dutch teams of dentists and gynaecologists will work alongside Nepali doctors and dentists and will also train Nepali health workers so the work can continue after the teams have left. The community is very lucky to benefit from these visiting teams and HRN will be raising money to support the camps.


Thank you all for your interest and support in so many ways.


Looking forward to seeing some of you at the walk..


Best wishes