Nuwakot , July 26, Saturday: A function was organized on 26th July 2008 at Shree Bhairabi Higher Secondary School, Nuwakot, to award scholarships to conflict affected and underprivileged children, under Explore Himalaya’s ongoing community project ‘Each One Teach One’. Mr.Posta Bahadur Bogati, Member of constituent Assembly, Nuwakot 3 graced the function as the chief guest, while the guest of honor was Mr. Prem Tamang, Member of Constituent Assembly, Rasuwa. The program was chaired by Mr.Badri Man Shrestha, Chairman of Shree Bhairabi Higher Secondary School Management Committee, and was attended by Mr.Suman Pandey, President of Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, Principal, teachers and management committee members of Shree Bhairabi Higher Secondary School and other luminaries of Nuwakot.
Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, a Kathmandu based agency started the Each One Teach One project in 23rd Feb 2007with the goal of providing school level education to conflict-affected children in a bid to give them a better chance to live a happy, secure and healthy life. The project is primarily focused on ensuring children’s rights to education. For this, EHCSP seeks financial support from various donors. With the funds collected from the donors, the project aims to provide a monthly scholarship of Rs.1000 to conflict-affected children upto high school graduation. The money received will be directly utilized for the children’s’ school fees, stationeries, outfits and other necessary educational resources.
A total of 16 students received scholarships from British and Canadian donors in 2007. This year, a new group of 20 students received the scholarship. The chief guest Mr.Posta Bahadur Bogati handed over the scholarships to the children and their guardians.
Speaking at the function, Mr.Bogati lauded Explore Himalaya’s efforts to brighten the future of the children.
Mr. Suman Pandey introducing the children
A child receiving the scholarship from the chief guest, Mr.Posto Bahadur Bogati
The chief guest and other guests with the nominated children
Explore Himalaya and its exclusive partner Kipling Travel Denmark organised a 5 day Free Eye Camp in the five villages of Lamjung, Tanahun and Kaski in western Nepal. The camp that took place from 12th to 17th November 2019 was conducted by a team of 10 opticians and nurses from Denmark. The team which was led by Lene S. Lindedam (Nurse) included Jette Honore (Optician), Bjorn Nielsen (Optician), Tine Ottosen (Optician), Vibeke R. Stegmann (Nurse), Knud E. Stegmann (Optician), Lotte laursen (Optician), Annegrethe S. Nielsen (Nurse), Keith T. Nielsen (Optician), and Jette Ronnenfelt (Optician). The team has been volunteering such camps in different parts of the world.
The Free Eye Camp provided diagnostic screening and eye examining services along with counselling on eye health care measures. Some patients were also treated for minor conditions and provided with free glasses. Patients with cataract were referred to the nearby hospitals. Altogether 983 patients benefited from the Camp. The program was supported by the local clubs, police and volunteers from beneficiary villages. The village communities expressed their gratitude to the organiser team for their contribution in improving the eye health of public. The Eye Camp is a part of a Free Health Camp initiative being organised by Explore Himalaya and Kipling Travel biannually.
Day 1 & 2: 12th & 13th November
Location: Kanti Mandir School, Sundar Bazaar, Lamjung
Day 1 – Time: 2 pm – 5 pm, Total Number of Patients: 41
Day 2- Time: 9 am – 4 pm, Total Number of Patients: 228