The Nestling Trust is unable to arrange our usual social fundraising events due to the Coronovirus restrictions. So we have been busy producing a lovely calendar for 2021 - it depicts typical Nepali scenes as well as a few showcasing our work.
The calendars - for which we are asking donations (minimum £10), are available from:
Market Lavington Post Office
Devizes Books, Devizes
Alternatively please contact Sue Hamblin 07973414601
We would be most grateful if you could support this fundraising idea, the calendars would make great Christmas gifts!
Finally after weeks trying to locate essential medical items such as masks, gloves, aprons and thermal gun thermometers etc Sitara, our partner NGO organised delivery to four of our five Health Posts today with a further delivery planned on Thursday to Lapilang Health Post and the District Health Office medical staff.
In these exceptional times with the Covid-19 virus spreading so rapidly around the world, it is hard to find such equipment, even in developed countries, so we can understand the difficulties Sitara has faced in gathering these items and also for arranging the transportation despite the 'lockdown' in Nepal. In particular finding infrared thermal gun thermometers, vital in trying to identifying those likely to be suffering from the virus has proved to be almost impossible with stocks in the country having been bought up by a syndicate for sale on the black market. Police arrested the perpetrators and confiscated the thermometers. After days of contacting different suppliers and hours of negotiations Sitara has finally secured ten.The Nestling Trust thanks SItara most sincerely for their commitment and determination.
Thank you also to our loyal supporters - without you this would not be possible.
The Nestling Trust through SITARA, our partner NGO, has contributed to life saving surgery for Ram Thapi, a 15 year old boy from Dolakha, whose brother tragically died a year ago. Ram has been in hospital for 8 months. He requires a bone marrow transplant and undergoes surgery today. We hope and pray that all goes well for Ram, and wish him a speedy recovery.
Site of the Health and Birthing Centre at Preeti!
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Nestling Trust Preeti project, through the BigGive Matchfunding Christmas Challenge.
We are delighted to say that through your generosity work can begin in January 2020 to build and establish a Health and Birthing Centre at Preeti, a remote area in Nepal where currently 30,000 people have no medical facility. Imagine having to trek for miles across difficult mountainous terrain to find the nearest health post, sometimes arriving too late to help very sick patients.
We are enormously grateful for everyone's support, which has come from as far away as NZ, USA and Canada as well as many places in the UK and of course from our local supporters in Wiltshire. Thank you for all your loyal support, for believing in us and encouraging us in our work in Nepal. It is through you that we are able to make changes to improve the health and the lives of the most needy, disadvantaged and marginalised people - thank you.
The Nestling Trust is delighted to say that today - the first day of the BigGive campaign, £1,230 has been donated to help us build a Health and Birthing Centre in Preeti, where currently 30,000 people have no medical facility. A huge thank you to those who have donated. That figure will be doubled through the BigGive.
The campaign runs until midday on the 10th December '19 - please continue to donate our target figure is £20,000.
TOMORROW is the Big Day! A Window of Opportunity!
Donations to the Nestling Trust for Health and Birthing Centre at Preeti will be doubled through the BigGive from midday Tuesday 3/12/19 until midday 10/12/19.
With your help the Nestling Trust can help provide medical care in an area where 30,000 people currently do not have any medical facility or Health Education. www.nestlingtrust.co.uk
See what donations to the Nestling Trust achieved last year through the BigGive - 5000 people now have access to medical care locally in Melung, Nepal!
ONE WEEK AND COUNTING! - This year's BigGive begins on 3rd December at midday 'til 10th December '19 midday. Please help us fund a Health and Birthing Centre, this time for Preeti, a remote area in the Ramechap region of Nepal, currently without medical facilities. For more information check out the website www.nestlingtrust.co.uk
Mike and Barry TNT directors, visit Nepal for the first time and meet up with Sue, Bijen and Subash for a meeting in Kathmandu, to discuss the itinerary for the next two weeks. On the agenda will be the 'Completion Ceremony' of the Children's Home at Sarangkot, and visiting the four Health Clinics in the Dolakha region.
2 Years Ago Today a devastating earthquake hit Nepal. TNT have funded the building of 3 Clinics In Dolakha a badly affected area - they are now complete.
TNT has continued to support Marbu clinic which had also been destroyed, the nurse has been working within a corrugated iron shed. However, this is now being rebuilt by the District Health Office and is almost complete.
Equipment is now desperately needed - so much was lost, crushed under the rubble.
TNT wish to provide each clinic with necessary basic equipment and the following list includes items still to be purchased. If anyone wishes to help us we would be most grateful.
To contribute either click on the My Donate page or Tel. 07747062757 thank you.
Rate Per Unit Total Amount Rs.British pounds
PRIVACY screen CURTAIN £34.80
EXAMINATION BED £104.65
STOOL TO CLIMB UP ON TO EXAMINATION BED £18.21
CHAIRS 6pcs - £36
CUPBOARD FOR STORING MEDICATIONS DRESSING £158.90
EMERGENCY MEDICINE TROLLEY (CRASH CARD TROLLEY) £310.00
B.P MONITOR £14.72
SUCTION UNIT £96.80
NEBULIZER UNIT £27.13
DRIP STAND £18.21
KIDNEY BOWL 29p x 4 = £2.90
SPECULUM S,M,L £10.46 each
ARTERY FORCEP £3.01
PLAIN FORCEP 0.93p each x 10 = £9.30
FIRST AID BAG TO TAKE TO PATIENTS HOMES WHEN EMERGENCY with items £25
PLASTIC BOWLS x 4 £10.46
PLASTIC BUCKETS x 4 £7.36
MOP & BUCKET FOR FLOOR CLEANING £7.36
Walking, and with real hope for the future ..........
After 3 months in hospital undergoing corrective foot surgery to enable her to walk, Shrijana is today returning to her village where she will be under the care of local health post staff until she returns to hospital in 6weeks time for follow up treatment.
Our grateful thanks go to Dr Govinda KC, staff at Kathmandu Teaching Hospital, Shrijana's cousin who has provided personal care, Himshikhara, our our partner NGO through whom TNT is able to work and Bijendra Aryal, TNT director, who for the past 3 months has supported Shrijana in the absence of her family, giving his valuable time to ensure that prescribed medications and nutritious food has been available. Unlike the UK NHS, in Nepal hospitals rely upon family members to provide this.
Shrijana is now able to look forward to a life free from disability and pain - thank you to everyone involved, especially our loyal supporters who have made this possible.
Two clinics almost complete! The Nestling Trust working with the District Health Office in Cherikot and SITARA Nepal, are helping to bring healthcare into the remote villages of Lapilang, Chilankha and Bhirkot. Villagers are constructing the clinics themselves with materials and support provided by the Nestling Trust.
SITARA Nepal funded by the Nestling Trust, are supporting villagers in the construction of a health clinic in their remote village of Chilankha, high in the mountains near the Tibetan border. Work is well underway.
Many remote villages no longer have access to running water due to water levels having dropped following last years earthquake.
During a visit to the remote areas of the Dolakha region of Nepal, Subash and Sue from the Nestling Trust UK, and SITARA Nepal, found that Marbu in Namdu, Khartal in Chilinkha, Leptung in Lapilan and Bhirkot in Daduwa were all without running water. Villagers had no option but to carry heavy vital water supplies daily, from other new sources. across the rugged mountainsides.
The Nestling Trust is supporting SITARA in the building of new health posts in each of these villages - TNT has now undertaken to fund the piping, taps etc. necessary to provide each village with running water. The manpower is being provided by the villagers themselves.
Following permission from the Ministry of Health, agreement documents are signed between NGO SITARA and the Nestling Trust UK - construction work for three simple health shelters can now begin in the remote villages of Bhirkot, Chilankha and Lapilan.
Krishna is now walking without the aid of a walking frame!
Two weeks before the Nepal earthquake the Nestling Trust rescued Krishna, a little boy unable to use arms and legs, and without parents, he was kept tied to verandah for his own safety whilst his grandfather went out to work to buy food. He has now been at SERC school for children with disabilities in Kathmandu for a year. Determined and happy as the day is long, SERC say he is their star pupil. Our heartfelt thanks to all SERC staff for their devoted care
The Nestling Trust working with our partner NGO Himshikhara, funded a health education initiative bringing Health Education to the remote villages around Gulmi. It was to run from from April '16 to September'16 targeting children in secondary schools as well as the village communities.
Ramu Pandey who studied health education in Nepal as well as the UK, taught pupils and their teachers, women's health workers and village community groups, subjects which included hygiene, nutrition, sexual health, contraception, drugs and alcohol.
The programme was well received by schools and communities who were eager to learn
On 10th May '15, Sue and Bijen visited Marbu the village where the Nestling Trust has been supporting a health clinic for the past year and where the Dental Camp took place at the beginning of April. Every house had damage but many were in ruins and the secondary school was flattened - thankfully no children were inside. The courage and resilience of the Nepali people shone in their faces as the men of the village showed four bamboo and tin houses they had already completed just two weeks after the earthquake. Two days later the second earthquake struck Nepal and Marbu was in the epicentre - we have heard the remaining houses are now also reduced to rubble. The Nestling Trust will continue to help and support the villagers of Marbu.
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Marbu Dental Camp meant we were in the right place at the right time and for one little boy it will be life changing!
Meet Krishna, a three year old boy from Marbu, unable to talk, or use arms and legs. The story was harrowing - Krishna was living with his grandfather, no mother or father to care for him, he was alone all day, tied to a veranda for his safety while his grandfather went out to work to earn money for food.
Now with the help of the Nestling Trust and his grandfather's blessing, he has come to Kathmandu Kanti Children's Hospital this week, where his condition is being investigated and assessed. He will be given the necessary treatment and therapies to maximise his chances of improvement.
Dental Camp in Marbu!! Hooray it has happened!!
This village in the mountainous region of Dolakha, where dental care has never been given before, 500 children, plus some adults actually suffering from dental pain, have received dental checks, treatment, and taught how to look after their teeth. Children, parents, teachers and women volunteer health assistants have also been given education into the reasons for dental care and hygiene and given the opportunity to practice cor...rect hand washing technique and the right way to brush their teeth. Donated toothbrushes and toothpaste were distributed to everyone. The Nestling Trust would like to thank Bikram Malar and Kantipur Dental College for their enthusiasm, determination and hard work in making this event possible.
Gales, thunder and lightning greeted the team as they arrived in the village high in the mountains but this never dampened their spirits. Thankfully each day was hot and sunny so families were able to trek from the far outlying areas. Check out the photos.
To receive medical care villagers no longer have to trek down the mountain tracks carrying sick patients in wicker baskets on their backs. The Nestling Trust is working with the district health office to provide basic healthcare and health education in this remote area. Please support us to extend the care we can offer by going to My Donate on our website.
Subash Siwakoti, trustee of the Nestling Trust, www.nestlingtrust.co.uk, visited the Marbu Clinic Health Initiative in the mountainous region of Dolakha, mid eastern Nepal. The Nestling Trust has been supporting this initiative which provides healthcare and health education to an area which otherwise would have no medical care at all. Now six months after the opening of the clinic much vital work has already been achieved with 2073 people attending.
Mebu is a remote village in the Dolakha region of Nepal - it has no healthcare. Since February talks have been underway with the Nestling Trust and the District Health Officer, to support a health project to be piloted here - the villagers wait and wonder if it really can be true!
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