Manaslu, Nepal, October 2011

On this trip we had a mixed group of clients from Canada and the UK. We delivered school and medical supplies to the villages of Samagoan and Samdu in the Manaslu region of Nepal. We also brought warm winter clothing donated by the group members.

The headmaster of the Samagoan school has requested help in establishing a school library so in 2012 we hope to deliver English, Tibetan and Nepali books along with posters, flashcards, etc. He also requested extra lights for the hostel at the school. Children who have to walk more than two hours one way to get to the school can stay at the hostel during the school week. We hope to deliver these on a return trip in December.

On this trip we also encountered a 6 year old girl with severe facial burns. Serious infections were setting in so we are going to try and make arrangements for her to see a specialist in Kathmandu. We will follow up on our return trip in December.

Contributed by Val Pitkethly