A local charity which has raised thousands for the poorer communities in Nepal, has just returned from their recent trip to help provide medical needs to children and families.
The Lincoln based charity, Lincs2Nepal, which is located on the High Street at Cafe Shanti, aims to improve the education and lives of children and their families.
On their most recent trip, a team of two nurses and a G.P joined the volunteers to help set up medical records, regular health checks and vaccination history for 900 children at the Lincs2Nepal school, Jeevan Jyoti.
Founder of the charity, Garry Goddard, said: “We’ve built a relationship with the local hospital over there. The equipment is about 30 years out of date and the place is filthy, but the doctors and nurses are still doing a fantastic job.
“We take over lots of small equipment for them when we visit and we have an agreement with the hospital where the children will all be treated free of charge. This is going to save quite a lot of lives over the years.”
The team also provided mental health workshops to teachers, and menstruation workshops to the older male pupils to help educate them about the stigma and myths surrounding periods.
This workshop also expanded out into the local villages, where women were taught how to make reusable and washable sanitary products which last six months and will hopefully reduce the risk of infections.
The charity is hoping to continue these projects on their future trips, as well as work on new ones in hopes to expand their programmes further out into the local villages to work more with the families.