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Chepang communitiy in Ghyalchowk , Gorka

Supporting Shree Praja Jyoti Primary School and helping the community to help themselves

Chepang – Food program in the school and winter clothes for the children.

Since spring 2022 we have been supporting the Shree Praja Jyoti School in the Chepang community in Ghyalchowk by funding an English teacher.

During our visit in October 2022, it quickly became clear that it is difficult for many families to feed their children. The children come to school hungry and their concentration and motivation is correspondingly low. Often they also stay away from class.

Since January, the children now receive a full meal of rice, lentils and vegetables every day before classes begin. The cooking is done by the janitor, assisted by a mother from the community. The necessary utensils have been purchased.

A meal before school motivates families to send their children to school. The children are also more motivated and can follow the lessons better when they are full.

We were also concerned about the children’s clothing during our last visit in October 22, especially in view of the approaching winter. So every child was provided with warm clothes and shoes. In a large-scale action, with the help of the population, children’s clothes and additionally two blankets per family were humped in a half-hour march to the village. There was excitement and joyful hustle and bustle during the distribution. The people are extremely grateful for the support.

Chepang community project

Our support continues with the goal of giving the whole village a better perspective. Thus, the food program is to become a community project. Together with the villagers we are looking for possibilities and offer start-up help for the implementation. Based on their preferences and possibilities, people should be empowered to get involved and take responsibility.

Planting vegetables, raising goats and possibly handicrafts for women are ways to contribute to the livelihood of the families. Food security, basic medical care and adequate education for the children are important goals that we want to achieve together with the local people.

A next visit is scheduled for April 2023 where details and concrete measures will be discussed and initiated.

Saran Chepang

Saran, a 10-year-old boy from Chepang community in Ghyalchowk, had an accident 18 months ago. He apparently had several bone bridges that were not treated properly due to lack of medical care. He is unable to walk since then, his right leg is significantly shorter because the femur has merged with the hip socket, and he cannot bend his right arm because the elbow joint has been severely damaged. Saran’s school is a 20-minute walk away and on rough terrain. As a result, he was unable to attend school. He also had an open wound on his thigh that was constantly infected and not healing.

We met Saran for the first time during our visit in October 22. It was quickly clear that he needed to be helped. Physically damaged and in addition without school education his future would look bleak.

After consultation with him and his parents, Saran was taken to a hospital in Kathmandu where his wound received proper medical attention and examinations were performed on his overall condition. The doctors diagnosed bone tuberculosis, which needs to be treated with medication. It can take up to 18 months to heal.

After a few days, Saran was released from the hospital on crutches. He now lives again with his family and is medically cared for by a nurse every two days. In the meantime, his wound is completely healed and he has become stronger thanks to additional protein-rich foods such as eggs and beans.

With the help of the crutches, he is now able to attend government school again.

Once the tuberculosis has healed, treatment for Saran’s arms and legs will once again become an issue. Unfortunately, the prognosis for the complete recovery of his musculoskeletal system is not very good – but hopefully an improvement will be possible.


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