People You Can Help Through the Mount Everest Foundation -
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Nima Tamang: A child born with neither ears nor ear canals is currently enrolled in deaf school in Kathmandu. Although far from her family and their simple hut in a remote village, she is doing well and enjoying her education, as well as meeting new friends. 7 year old, Nima is looking well, considering that when we first met her in June of 2007 she was dressed in rags and torn sandals, her head was shaved due to lice, and you could count her ribs sticking out. Now she wears a neatly pressed uniform, her cheeks have a rosy glow, her eyes sparkle and her shiny hair is cut in a neat page boy style. The teacher says Nima is one of the best students in the class, with a voracious appetite for learning, and every day makes a new discovery about the world, after breaking her chains of poverty and isolation. The teacher asked if it would be possible for her to have surgery to open her ear canals as it seems such a waste that this brilliant child might live out her entire life and never hear a sound. We are exploring options for ear canal reconstruction surgery (do any of you know about this?), but also require funding to continue her education in Kathmandu. It costs around $850, £500, €575 a year to keep Nima in school and pay for her books, uniforms, room and board.
Nima Tamang at the school for the deaf in Kathmandu (Murari Sharma). Nima and her teacher conversing in sign language (Dan Mazur).
Binod, 'burned toes baby': The 2.5 year old little boy with burned toes we found in a tiny basket in a remote village where foreigners never walk, during the November 2008 Service Trek is a priority for treatment in Kathmandu. We managed to locate him again during our November 2009 Service Trek. We have taken him to the hospital in Kathmandu to see if there is anything they can do for him. He walks very poorly and we are hopeful there is something that can be done to help him learn to walk normally. How he managed to burn off all of his toes, god only knows. Perhaps it's something to do with the open unprotected cooking fire in the floor of the one room house he shares with his mother, father, brother, and sister. Currently, Binod is recovering from his first (post burn contractive release) surgery and he and his mom are resting in Kathmandu in hopes they will be able to return to their village soon. The doctor says that if all goes well Binod could come back to Kathmandu in 2.5 years for another round of plastic surgery to attempt to reconstruct his torched toes. We estimate around $1400, £850, €950 will be necessary for his future treatment and his families expenses to and from and whilst in Kathmandu. Not only that, but we are looking for thoughtful people who might consider ways we could prevent future children from suffering such horrible burns in their family’s open cooking fires. back to top
Closeup of Binod, the 2 1/2 year old burned toes boy. A closeup of Binod's feet, which need advanced critical medical attention (Dan Mazur).
Pasang Sherpa: The boy who crutched into the Dhaurkharkha health clinic in June of 2007 with rickets and a broken leg, is in fairly rough shape and undergoing treatment in Kathmandu. Originally, he was brought to Kathmandu to be treated for a broken leg. Upon being examined by a doctor, Pasang was diagnosed with many health ailments including multiple bone fractures, malnutrition and worms. Only weighing 20 kg at the age of 14, it was decided he must first be rehabilitated before surgery could be done. He is undergoing various treatments, surgeries and school in Kathmandu so that he can get his health back. We speak to Pasang's doctor frequently, to find out the specific details of his recovery and plans for future surgeries. It seems there may be many, as new fractures open up and needs to be pinned. This boy's condition is very complex and ever changing and we pray for his speedy recovery. At the moment he is in a recovery and physiotherapy phase before further assessment is undertaken. It is our hope the bones will knit and he will be able to return to the village. We feel that Pasang’s recovery treatment, living and transport expenses may cost around $420, £250, €280. back to top
Pasang, not able to walk under his own power when we brought him to Kathmandu in June 2009 (Chu Trandinh). Pasang and his father, Wang Chu. Pasang's right leg has been straightened and his left leg is in a cast after the recent operation (Dan Mazur).
'Swollen headed baby': A 10 month old baby suffering from Hydrocephalus, which requires advanced critical attention. We discovered this child in June of 2009. We have asked the family to bring the baby to the regional hospital in Okhaldunga for a physician’s checkup and referral. We hope to get this small child back to Kathmandu for advanced treatment as soon as possible and are looking for funding to carry this out. We would like to establish a fund of approximately $450, £275, €300 for this child’s transport (along with his mother or father) to Kathmandu for further examination and treatment. back to top
A 10 month old baby suffering from Hydrocephalus, which requires advanced critical attention (Deha Shrestha).
Dati Sherpa: the local nursing student kind sponsors have trained is now practicing at the clinic and she is getting the feel of things. She seems very professional and focused and showed us her graduation certificate and mark-sheet. We are proud to say she did very well and was in the top section of her class. One big problem Dati is having is that every day she has to walk 3 hours each way to and from her home and the clinic. 6 hours a day of walking means she can't do her job effectively and we need to find a solution to this, like somewhere for her to live in Dhaurkharka. That means her rent and eating expenses will have to be paid. Dati’s wage amounts to around $100, £60, €70 per month and we also need to begin paying her housing and food expenses (rather than make the three hour walk home each night), which will cost approximately $100, £60, €70 extra per month. In addition, we wish to send Dati to Kathmandu for residency at a hospital and further classes in prenatal care, birthing classes, and postnatal care. The cost is $1800, £1100, €1200 and includes her tuition, books and uniform, room and board, stipend, and travel expense. back to top
Dati Sherpa, certified health worker in Patale village (Deha Shrestha). Dati and Yangie Sherpa working on a letter to Katharine Peacock, Dati's sponsor, who so kindly paid for Dati's nursing school, in memory of Jonathan Peacock (Dan Mazur).
Pasi and Jamyang Sherpa: the two original health post workers in Patale who fell in love and married, just had their second child. This is their 6th year of employment at the clinic. Pasi and Jamyang graduated from the nearest high school (a day’s walk away) and then took a four month class in health care techniques. They have had no further training and have been practicing complex health care tasks in near isolation. The receive visits from foreign doctors, nurses, emts, and other medical professionals for only a few days each year. It seems to be high time they receive further education and training. Pasi would like to learn more about prenatal, birthing, and postnatal care. Jamyang would like to attend pharmacy school to better understand medical drugs and prescriptions for the health post. We hope to find sponsors for their education this season. Pasi has also agreed to consider opening a new, smaller health clinic in the neighbouring village of Chhermading (where 700 people live), where she would work one day a week. It would be at her mother and father's home, and her parents have generously agreed to the idea. Hopefully we will find funding for this soon as well. Each health worker’s wage is $100, £60, €70 per month and their room and board costs $170, £100, €115 (for both) per month. We are trying to establish a scholarship fund for these two workers education. The cost is $1800, £1100, €1200 and includes their tuition, books and uniform, room and board, stipend, and travel expense. back to top
Jamyang, staff health worker at Dhaurkharkha health post, wants to go back to school to learn more about pharmacy. That's his wife, son and mom behind (Dan Mazur). Dati and Pasi Sherpa in the Patale health clinic (Dan Mazur).
The three girls from Patale, Mingma, Yangjie and Kandu: are going to school in Khinji Phalante to obtain their high school graduation equivalency and take the School Leaving Certification (SLC) exam before going to the teacher's college. Upon becoming qualified teachers they can return to Patale to teach school there.
The village schools never had a teacher who was a local citizen. Thus far, teachers have always come from far away districts. This has been a problem due to language and cultural difference between teachers and their students. Not to mention the likelihood that teachers would “run away home” as soon as they were paid, rather than show up at the schools and teach as they were supposed to. In order to increase the “sustainability” and accountability of the local education system, the MEF has decided to foster the education of these three local girls, so that they might become teachers. back to top
Yangjie is 15 years old, Mingma is 17, and Kandu is 18. all girls are currently in the 5th class.
They live in a simple hostel in Chupalu Bhanjhang 30 minutes walk from Khinji Phalante.
When we visited recently the girl's teachers told us the girl's performance is "moderate", which might be considered "poor". Not surprising, as this is their first attempt at high school education and their parents have had little, if any education.
We visited the girls living abode, which is a tiny hovel under the eaves of an abandoned looking village "hotel" 30 minutes walk each way from Khinji Phalante. It's far from the high school. We decided they should move closer to the school so they can have more time to focus on their studies. Also, we decided these girls need after-school tutoring so they can do the remedial work they need to improve their performance in school, develop good study habits, etcetera. These are things that are sorely lacking after their many years of school nonattendance in their village due to years of political disturbances and threat of kidnapping that left their families feeling it was unsafe to send their daughters to school. Fortunately, nowadays those problems are gone and the region is entirely secure and safe so people can move about freely without worries. We are trying to obtain funding for their tutoring, living expenses in the village, education costs and school supplies.
We wish to set aside enough funds to pay for five years of schooling for each girl. Thanks for helping us obtain funding for their tutoring, living expenses in the village, education costs and school supplies. We wish to set aside enough funds to pay for five years of schooling for each girl. Student’s food and accommodation: $100, £60, €70 per month per student. Books and uniforms: $135, £80, €90 per student per year. After school remedial tutoring: $30, £18, €20 per student per month. back to top
The three Sherpa girls from patale we would like to educate as certified teachers so they can teach in the school in Patale: Mingma, Yangjie and Kanti (Barbara Trenary). At the three girls' student apartment. On the left is Kandu Sherpa, on right is Yangie Sherpa, in centre is Doma Tamang, mother of Binod (on her lap), the 2 1/2 year old burned toes boy. Mingma, Kandu, Pasang, Yangie and Dorje, a proud Sherpa family with their two daughters who want to become high school teachers, in their student apartment (Dan Mazur).
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