EHN July med camp in Nepal

EHN held a medical camp at Rupa School and managed to treat over 215 even though we had a district strike the first day and heavy rain for 3 others.  We won’t have the total costs for a few weeks as we are off again to start another med camp in two days but I can say that the team had some serious health issues to deal with. The Doctors treated three nasty cuts that were glued after being washed of all debris. We used the glue rather than stitches as its quicker to do and leaves less of scar plus is less prone to infection is sealed correctly. All three came back for a dressing change as infection is a major problem with open wounds in Nepal and all three looked very good so we will be using this in all future med camps for smaller serious cuts. Secondly we had a young man who was having Dialysis three times a week and his arm was a mess from all the needles going in. Only 30 years old and without a Kidney transplant he will be lucky to see 40 so we are hoping he will be able to find one soon. Lastly was a little girl who we met at the last med camp in 2015. She has a mental disability but has started walking and is more expressive but still no speech so we are looking to get her and Mum to visit a specialist in Kathmandu in August and of course we will update you on this.

EHN would like to wish a very big thank you to the volunteers Robert, Rhys, Kestra, Raju, Aayush and Suresh for being the team and Maniram the head of the school as always helped with the adverts, banner and of course the use of Rupa school.

If you are a medical team and would like to run your own volunteer medical camp in Nepal then please get in touch with our team.

A new path for EHN to become self sufficient.

EHN was set up as a low cost volunteering organisation providing international visitors genuine projects where they can volunteer. It’s been very successful because in the few short years we have placed over 400 volunteers gained enough attention from sponsors to raise the funding to build a medical centre and rebuild a complete school that was demolished by the earthquakes. On top of this we have funded medical camps and school painting projects as well as many others.

But as an organisation we are still very reliant on the fees volunteers pay to run EHN which isn’t a problem apart from the fact we want to evolve into a self-funding organisation that uses what Nepal has to offer this world. And if we can do this then we can either lower the fees for the volunteers or put more of the fees into the projects thus helping even more than we are now. This would help us, the communities we work with and Nepal as well because it would help to create sustainable jobs across the board for Nepali workers who stay in Nepal.

And the way to do this is to create a funding stream using trekking in the Himalayas. Because each and every year thousands of trekkers come to Nepal every year spending a lot of money on everything from taxis, sight-seeing, food and trekking. And in our eyes a percentage of this money generated should go back into the communities that need it where it will do the most good. Because Nepal is growing slowly and there is a middle class being developed but there is still a lot of work to be done and we would be proud to be part of creating something that allows people to help themselves to build the future.

An update from Nepal

Namaste one and all,

Sorry it’s been so long since my last blog but with Raju needing serious surgery on his vertebrae it’s been a hectic and worrying 5 weeks.  Now he is well on his way to recovering thanks to all the people who have helped and we hope to see him back helping to run EHN in the next few months.

As for EHN we have seen a little decrease in the number of volunteers arriving June to July but already have 11 either coming or already in Nepal now. We hope to see more booking in the later months of the year and will push hard to get the numbers up for 2018. On the projects, Rupa schools new toilet building is looking great and will make a big difference to the school and Damgade School will have the final painting team go in early next year to finish the main school building. Gorkha School has been running for a few months now and all is good there with the children extremely happy to have a new school building. On the hospitals we have had a few bookings for Kanti children’s hospital but really need a few more so if you know anyone looking to work in Paediatrics that wants a short terms internship in Nepal please put them in touch with us.

On the medical camps EHN has tried to run at least two free medical camps per year but unfortunately we won’t be running any this year due to Rajus injury. EHN is a small NGO as many of you know and Sarita the other member of staff has a 1yr old Daughter so without either of them being able to work outside the Kathmandu valley we have decided not to run a med camp in 2017.

We will how ever be looking for both volunteers and sponsors to help fund two or three med camps in 2018 if you are interested in joining us or fund raising to pay for free medicines please just drop us an email.

Nepal on the hole has had a heavy monsoon this year with many landslides blocking roads and disrupting supply routes. In Kathmandu we have been seeing allot more sinkholes popping up around town which we think is due to pipes being damaged or broken during the earthquake in 2015. With the heavy rains allot of soil has been washed away causing road surfaces to collapse. No serious injuries but allot of hassle trying to get around town.

So there is a little update on EHN and what’s going on…

 

Phil

EHN

Volunteer in a childrens disabled centre in Kathmandu

If you are planning to volunteer and love working with disabled children then this one is for you. 

We are looking for volunteers to help look after 10 to 15 disabled children in Kathmandu helping with daily chores such as studying, fun, games and some basic physiotherapy through games and sport.

As a volunteer your duties will be to welcome the children in everyday to play music and games to help with them learn and develop. You will also be required to help clean the home and children, prepare and serve lunch. On some days the children will watch a DVD and on others they may play volleyball or catch in the garden. Allot will depend on the time of year and weather. This position is a full time project meaning volunteers will help 6 days a week with Saturdays off but you will have time off during the day to use internet or do laundry. You are also only about a 15 minute from Boudha the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and about 30 to 40 minutes’ walk from Pashupati the main Hindu temple of Nepal. This is a great place to experience Buddhism up close, either meeting monks in the streets or just relaxing in a local cafe to the sound of Buddhist prayers and horns. The area of Boudha has a thriving tourist industry so you will find plenty of cafes, shops and restaurants plus ATMS if you need to get money.

This project is closed for two weeks at the end of May every year so the staff can take a break plus the home will be close during Dashain and Tihar the two major festivals in Nepal. These religious festivals run by lunar cycles so the dates change every year. However these festivals are always somewhere from Late Sep to Mid Nov.

EHN requires volunteers who are happy to volunteer for a minimum of 1 month for this placement only. We feel this will give you and the children longer to build a bond plus it will give you time to have a greater effect.

For more information regarding this project please contact us on the email address below.

The Way EHN work

EHN charge’s £12 or $18 per day plus an £80 or $120.  We pay about 70% (depending on the exchange rate) of your money directly to the home with the rest going towards the running of EHN. The fee doesn’t cover luxuries such as beer, chocolate, internet, laundry and some souvenirs. Everything else is covered by EHN including your airport pickup and drop off and a city tour as part of admin fee payment.  In the case of this project EHN has already used an additional $2500 for two new roofs and relining the well for safe water. So even with the 25 to 30% EHN retains we still look to use any extra funds to support the relevant project.

Full payment is due at least one week before arriving in Nepal, either on the EHN website or direct to EHN UK in London.

Should you cancel during your agreed duration of volunteering EHN cannot offer you a refund as your fee is a donation to the project and EHN.

If you want to find out more about this position please contact EHN on the email address below.

phil@ehn-nepal.org

 

Medical professionals wanted for a free med camp.

There are still places for the medical camp this summer if you are interested? We need to recruit a min of 6 medical staff to work alongside our Nepali team so if you have the skills and are coming to Nepal then please read the information below and get in touch. 

EHN Nepal requires volunteers with medical experience to help run med camps in villages in Nepal. We have seen many clinics built but not used by the locals as they either don’t have the time or can’t walk down to the centre and therefore go untreated. This coupled with the lack of good health care practices mean rural Nepali’s have little or no health care that they can use or trust locally. EHN wants to be able to offer these rural communities better health care for free. We can only achieve this with the help of volunteers and sponsors.

EHN has run several med camps over the last few years with the average group consisting of 4 to 10 volunteers. The projects normally last 5 to 7 days max including one day off a week plus travel days. The volunteers will always be accompanied by qualified Nepali medical staff including at least one Nepali doctor. We also use Nepali students from Kathmandu to help with translation between the volunteers and locals to help with research and diagnosis. In most cases the med camps are run from local schools using one or two classrooms if the community does not have a specific building for community events.
EHN is looking to run two or three free med camps every summer in July and August so if you have a back ground in medicine or wish to move into that field this may be the project for you.
If you are interested in helping in an EHN med camp please email Phil Palmer at

phil@ehn-nepal.org

Volunteer teachers required for rural schools in Nepal

We are looking for volunteers to teach English in two rural schools outside of Pokhara, this project is close to the Annapurna range and next to lakes Begnas and Rupa.  We require volunteers for a minimum of one month who have a high level of written and spoken English. You will support the Nepali staff and take English lessons of all ages on a 6 day week. In most schools Friday is a half day but please expect at least one or two religious holidays during your time volunteering.  The level of teaching in most Government schools in Nepal is low and they seldom get the chance to practice spoken English, just copy from books.  

The volunteers will stay with a local family in the village the school is located living and eating as the family do. This will give the volunteer a chance to live life as a local while helping that community’s level of education in their Government school.  The volunteers will take lessons in English using the schools text books to teach but we would welcome new ideas if you have any?  The children age from Kindergarten to 16yrs old with a slightly higher number of boys in most classes.

This project is not available from Mid March to Mid or Mid June to Mid July due to schools holidays. The schools will also be shut from the end of Sep for two weeks for the Dashian festival which is the biggest celebration in the Nepali calendar.

Most of the villagers are of mixed caste and background but nearly all live off the land they own and have little option other than to send their children to the free government school in their area. EHN believes that by improving the level of spoken English in rural area’s it will give young adults from those schools more employment opportunities later in life.  Most of the money coming into Nepal comes from either aid agencies like EHN or tourism, anyone looking to work in the tourist industry has to speak English.

The Way EHN work

EHN charge £12 or $18 per day plus an £80 or $120 admin.  About a third of the money you pay goes to the home stay you’ll be living with. The remainder is split between EHN and the project with EHN normally only retaining 20%. All you need is enough to cover luxuries such as beer, chocolate, internet, laundry and some souvenirs. Everything else is covered by EHN including your airport pickup and drop off and a city tour.  In the case of this project EHN will be discussing with the hospital community board how best to use money as they need equipment, another fulltime Doctor and an Ambulance at present with a new hospital being built.

If you want to find out more about this position please contact EHN through this link

Application Form

Are you a medical professional looking to volunteer in Nepal?

There are still places for the medical camp this summer if you are interested? We need to recruit a min of 6 medical staff to work alongside our Nepali team so if you have the skills and are coming to Nepal then please read the information below and get in touch. 

EHN Nepal requires volunteers with medical experience to help run med camps in villages in Nepal. We have seen many clinics built but not used by the locals as they either don’t have the time or can’t walk down to the centre and therefore go untreated. This coupled with the lack of good health care practices mean rural Nepali’s have little or no health care that they can use or trust locally. EHN wants to be able to offer these rural communities better health care for free. We can only achieve this with the help of volunteers and sponsors.

Welcoming a new volunteer to the medical team

EHN has run several med camps over the last few years with the average group consisting of 4 to 10 volunteers. The projects normally last 5 to 7 days max including one day off a week plus travel days. The volunteers will always be accompanied by qualified Nepali medical staff including at least one Nepali doctor. We also use Nepali students from Kathmandu to help with translation between the volunteers and locals to help with research and diagnosis. In most cases the med camps are run from local schools using one or two classrooms if the community does not have a specific building for community events.
EHN is looking to run two or three free med camps every summer in July and August so if you have a back ground in medicine or wish to move into that field this may be the project for you.
If you are interested in helping in an EHN med camp please email Phil Palmer at

phil@ehn-nepal.org

Still places for the medical camp this summer in Nepal if your interested?

There are still places for the medical camp this summer if you are interested? We need to recruit a min of 6 medical staff to work alongside our Nepali team so if you have the skills and are coming to Nepal then please read the information below and get in touch. 

EHN Nepal requires volunteers with medical experience to help run med camps in villages in Nepal. We have seen many clinics built but not used by the locals as they either don’t have the time or can’t walk down to the centre and therefore go untreated. This coupled with the lack of good health care practices mean rural Nepali’s have little or no health care that they can use or trust locally. EHN wants to be able to offer these rural communities better health care for free. We can only achieve this with the help of volunteers and sponsors.

Welcoming a new volunteer to the medical team

EHN has run several med camps over the last few years with the average group consisting of 4 to 10 volunteers. The projects normally last 5 to 7 days max including one day off a week plus travel days. The volunteers will always be accompanied by qualified Nepali medical staff including at least one Nepali doctor. We also use Nepali students from Kathmandu to help with translation between the volunteers and locals to help with research and diagnosis. In most cases the med camps are run from local schools using one or two classrooms if the community does not have a specific building for community events.
EHN is looking to run two or three free med camps every summer in July and August so if you have a back ground in medicine or wish to move into that field this may be the project for you.
If you are interested in helping in an EHN med camp please email Phil Palmer at

phil@ehn-nepal.org

Volunteer teachers required in Nepal

We are looking for volunteers to teach English in two rural schools outside of Pokhara, this project is close to the Annapurna range and next to lakes Begnas and Rupa.  We require volunteers for a minimum of one month who have a high level of written and spoken English. You will support the Nepali staff and take English lessons of all ages on a 6 day week. In most schools Friday is a half day but please expect at least one or two religious holidays during your time volunteering.  The level of teaching in most Government schools in Nepal is low and they seldom get the chance to practice spoken English, just copy from books.  

The volunteers will stay with a local family in the village the school is located living and eating as the family do. This will give the volunteer a chance to live life as a local while helping that community’s level of education in their Government school.  The volunteers will take lessons in English using the schools text books to teach but we would welcome new ideas if you have any?  The children age from Kindergarten to 16yrs old with a slightly higher number of boys in most classes.

This project is not available from Mid March to Mid or Mid June to Mid July due to schools holidays. The schools will also be shut from the end of Sep for two weeks for the Dashian festival which is the biggest celebration in the Nepali calendar.

Most of the villagers are of mixed caste and background but nearly all live off the land they own and have little option other than to send their children to the free government school in their area. EHN believes that by improving the level of spoken English in rural area’s it will give young adults from those schools more employment opportunities later in life.  Most of the money coming into Nepal comes from either aid agencies like EHN or tourism, anyone looking to work in the tourist industry has to speak English.

The Way EHN work

EHN charge £12 or $18 per day plus an £80 or $120 admin.  About a third of the money you pay goes to the home stay you’ll be living with. The remainder is split between EHN and the project with EHN normally only retaining 20%. All you need is enough to cover luxuries such as beer, chocolate, internet, laundry and some souvenirs. Everything else is covered by EHN including your airport pickup and drop off and a city tour.  In the case of this project EHN will be discussing with the hospital community board how best to use money as they need equipment, another fulltime Doctor and an Ambulance at present with a new hospital being built.

If you want to find out more about this position please contact EHN through this link

Application Form

 

Volunteers needed for a Free Rural Health Clinic in Nepal…

EHN Nepal requires volunteers with medical experience to help run med camps in villages in Nepal. We have seen many clinics built but not used by the locals as they either don’t have the time or can’t walk down to the centre and therefore go untreated. This coupled with the lack of good health care practices mean rural Nepali’s have little or no health care that they can use or trust locally. EHN wants to be able to offer these rural communities better health care for free. We can only achieve this with the help of volunteers and sponsors. 

EHN has run several med camps over the last few years with the average group consisting of 4 to 10 volunteers. The projects normally last 5 to 7 days max including one day off a week plus travel days. The volunteers will always be accompanied by qualified Nepali medical staff including at least one Nepali doctor. We also use Nepali students from Kathmandu to help with translation between the volunteers and locals to help with research and diagnosis. In most cases the med camps are run from local schools using one or two classrooms if the community does not have a specific building for community events.
EHN is looking to run two or three free med camps every summer in July and August so if you have a back ground in medicine or wish to move into that field this may be the project for you.
If you are interested in helping in an EHN med camp

Please email Phil Palmer at phil@ehn-nepal.org