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Case study: New Partnerships – Health Clinic at school

five teachers at Yangrima School receive training on issues such as health, hygiene and first aid. The students will form health clubs and will also be trained by representatives from Dhulikhel Hospital on safe drinking water, health and sanitation. The children will then pass on what they have learnt through holding monthly meetings with mothers’ groups, women’s groups and general community engagement allowing the projects to be locally owned and sustainable.

As part of this continuing process of growth, we have funded a project that facilitates a partnership between Yangrima School and Dhulikhel Hospital which will see the installation of a permanent Health Clinic on the school grounds. The Health Clinic will provide huge benefits to the rural community, which is currently located about a five hour walk away from the nearest government health facility. Without adequate healthcare within the community, children are vulnerable to illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and dysentery, as well as non-infectious diseases. The clinic will not only provide treatment to children and members of the local community, but will also focus on encouraging knowledge and awareness of preventative healthcare. This sustainable project will see at least

The Health Clinic is a new project with Childreach International at Yangrima School. In communities where government fails and systems don’t work, people suffer a lot and we have to find a solution to that. If we can mobilise people, involve communities and work with good project partners, I believe we can bring about lots of change. Dr Biraj, Dhulikhel Hospital

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