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We are delighted that the milk programme funded by CHANCE has resumed at Triple Gem School for 115 of the youngest children, nursery to Grade 1.
Yesterday, older students at the school received their first dose of the Covid vaccine. Well done Lama Kondan

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners in the January draw which took place this morning. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
1st - Rosa Yip - £120
2nd - Valarie Lee - £80
3rd - John Dillion - £50
Enjoy !
We have 97 members as of January 2022.

Here is the monthly report of December 2021 from BVS- Nepal ( Burns Violence Survivors). There were 10 children on the burns unit . During December, 40 food baskets and 10 ‘Goody Bags’ were given out to the children. Thank you BVS, you make such a difference.

Renu is aged 4 and an ...only child. She lives with her parents in Pagribas, 430kms from Kathmandu. Her father is a farmer and mother a housewife. She suffered 7%, 3rd degree. burns to her hand. Renu was playing around the house and her mother was preparing Kholey (vegetables) on the open cooking fire. Accidentally, Renu put her hand on the pot and got burnt. Immediately her grandfather and mother took her to a nearby hospital where she received first aid treatment. She was then referred to the burns unit at the Kanti Children Hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

Pradeep is aged 4 and from Chandragiri Municipality, which lies 240kms from Kathmandu. He lives with his parents and older brother. His father owns a dairy shop and his mother looks after the family. Pradeep was with his grandfather who had boiled some water for steam inhalation. Although his grandfather was reluctant to hand over the hot pot of water Pradeep really wanted to help and insisted on carrying the hot pot to the table! Tragically, some of the boiled water spilt onto him. He suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to his right thigh. His mother immediately applied tomatos and aloe-vera onto the wound. His parents then rushed him to Kritipur hospital in a taxi where he received first aid treatment. The next day, they returned back to their house after receiving dressings and first aid treatment. His wound became infected so he was brought by motorbike, (a really long journey) to the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital for further treatment where he stayed for 22 days before being discharged back home.

Sarita is aged 8 and the eldest daughter, with three younger sisters and lives with her parents in Dhading which lies 80kms from Kathmandu. Her father works as a labourer and her mother is a farmer/housewife. Sarita was with her friends keeping warm by the open cooking fire where her grandmother had placed a vessel of water to heat up to make selroti, (a type of fried bread). Accidentally, the hot vessel was knocked and water spilt out onto Sarita’s thigh. She suffered 3%, 3rd degree burns. Her grandmother poured ghee on the wounded area. After 3 days she was taken to nearby health post where she received first aid treatment. After a further 13 days her condition worsened and she was brought to the burns unit at the Kanti where she is still undergoing treatment.

Santoshi is aged 2 and an only child. Her father is in the Indian army and mother looks after Santoshi. Her mother was in the kitchen doing household jobs and had placed a vessel of water to boil on the open fire. Santoshi was playing when she accidentally grabbed the vessel and the water spilled over her legs and lower abdomen. Her mother rushed her to a nearby health post for the first aid treatment. They referred her to Bheri Hospital who in turn referred her to the specialised burns unit at the Kanti. She is undergoing treatment.

It is incomprehensible to think how horrific all of these burns are. How excruciatingly painful, the panic, the helplessness of it all. Open fires are used to keep warm by and for cooking on, with no fire guards, in very cramped conditions, often just one room, where the whole family lives and sleeps. Hard to imagine a mother on her own, rushing her child to a health post, no car to speed up the transportation. It takes a second for such a tragedy to occur and changes a child’s life and that of the family forever.
Permission was granted by the parents of the children in this report. Names changed for protection.

Your generous support to CHANCE funds physiotherapy and counselling sessions for the family coming onto the burns unit, along with a weekly food basket with high calorie nutritional supplements, (essential for wound healing), and a cuddly bear or toy. We also have an emergency funds where families in need of dire financial help with transport getting back to their village, or medicines are supported by BVS in this way. THANK YOU 🙏❤

We funded new warm winter jackets and socks for 35 children in a small children's home in Pharping through our long term partner on the ground SHENPEN, see their post below. 🙏❤

Happy New Year to all our supporters.
We are thrilled that our Patron Joanna Lumley has received a Damehood in the New Year’s Honours 2022. We are so proud and honoured to have had Joanna as our patron since 2009.
She said her damehood was "extraordinary" and ..."completely unexpected", she was “thrilled and touched to bits”.
As well as an actor on film and stage, she has received high praise for her charity work and campaigning for both human and animal rights .

Thank you so much for your wonderful support throughout 2021.
May I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and may 2022 be healthy and full of hope.🙏❤

We are delighted to continue with the 'Tiffin' food programme.
I have visited this school many times over the years and it was noticed once the 'Tiffin' meal programme was in place attendance increased dramatically in the knowledge the parents knew their child was getting ...something to eat. Prior to that, many children arrived with empty tummies and would not eat until they returend home from school, or would attend spasmodically.
This is one of the programmes we run with your support.🙏❤ Thank you Suchan (Shenpen) for monitoring this programme.

Congratulations to the winners of the CHANCE 100 December draw.
1st - Sue Willis - £120
2nd - Ashley Sault - £80
3rd - Peter Drew - £50
Enjoy ❤
We currently have 95 members! It costs £5 per calander month or £60 for the year. The Chance 100 Club raises £6,000 per ...year - £500 pcm with 100 members. Of this, 50% goes out in monthly cash prizes and 50% goes to our projects in Nepal.
Since CHANCE 100 started, we have raised around £45,000 which is enough to build 4 schools in remote areas showing what can be achieved!
Please contact: info@chancefornepal.org if you would like more information about joining. 🙏❤

BVS (Burns Violence Survivors) – Monthly report for November.

There were 12 children on the ward during the month of November. Nine food baskets and 8 Goody bags were given to the children on the burns unit. Numbers of patients coming to the Kanti are lower than usual because of the ...pandemic. Those who live many hours away are anxious about travelling into the city of Kathmandu and succumbing to the virus. All but one patient this month were from Kathmandu.

Baby Durga is just 10 days old and lives with her parents in Sarlahi. Her father owns a furniture shop. His wife looks after the family, baby Durga and her two brothers, aged 11 and 7. Durga’s mother was having a hot oil massage, after the birth of her daughter. She went to change her clothes and the masseur, applied oil to Durga’s body whilst sitting next to an open fire. Suddenly the masseur’s clothes caught alight from the flames on the open fire and she screamed out and Durga’s mother came running to help. The were both rushed to hospital. Baby Durga suffered 3%, 1st degree burns and was treated with dressings and has now been discharged. The masseur is in Tribhuvan Hospital and in a serious condition.

Santosh is two months old and lives with his parents in Kathmandu. His father farms land and his mother takes care of him and his two year old sister. His mother was washing the dishes outside and Santosh and his sister were sitting close to an open fire to keep warm when suddenly Santosh’s clothes caught alight. His mother came running in and immediately poured cold water over the burn and called her husband. At first Santosh was taken to Jaiarkot Hospital where he was given pain killers, then transferred to Bheri Hospital where he stayed for 5 hours. Because of the severity of his wounds he was transferred again to Kirtipur Hospital, a private hospital. Tragically, he was refused treatment there because his parent’s couldn’t afford to pay due to their poor financial status. He was then transferred to the burns unit at the Kanti. He suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to his head, face, chest and hand. He condition is slowing improving. It is an absolute tragedy and incomprehensible that he was refused treatment because his parents had no money. One cannot imagine the feelings of panic and desperation by them.

Narenda is 11 months old and an only child. He lives with his parents in a rented room in Kathmandu where his father sells vegetables and his mother is a housewife. His father was at work and his mother was preparing a meal for the family. Narenda was playing nearby when he pulled on the electric cord of the kettle which toppled over and spilt hot water over him. His mother poured cold water over the wounded area and applied tomatoes. He was taken to a pharmacy and received pain relief and ointment. Then was referred to the burns unit at the Kanti. Narenda suffered 5%, 2nd degree burns to right foot. He is undergoing treatment.

Bipana is 10 months old and lives with her parents in Nilkanth, which lies 90 kms outside Kathmandu. Her father is a shopkeeper and mother a housewife. Bipana suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to her hand, elbow, and tummy. Her mother had bathed her and heated up some oil to give Bipana a massage. She placed a bowl of hot oil on the floor to cool and Bipana was playing nearby and knocked the bowl which spilled over her hand, elbow and tummy. Her mother applied toothpaste and rushed her to the nearest medical centre where she received first aid treatment before being transferred to the burns unit at the Kanti. She recovered well and has now been discharged.

CHANCE has funded physiotherapy as well as counselling to the child and family along the food baskets and ‘Goody Bags. This is one of the projects your most generous donations to CHANCE supports. 🙏

Virgin Money Giving will close its doors to receiving donations to charities from midnight on the 30 November 2021.
This means no donations to CHANCE for Nepal can be made after this date. Since the start of 2021, £2,360 has been raised through VMG. 🙏❤. A massive thank you to everyone ...who donated. We accept donations through PayPal Giving Fund and will continue to use this platform as well as donations directly into our Chance for Nepal account. You can access information on how to donate to CHANCE for Nepal on our website – https://www.chancefornepal.org/donations

We are delighted to be involved in supporting this dental/hygiene workshop informing children about the importance of hand washing and tooth brushing run by GMIN, our long term partner on the ground in Nepal. ❤
The school is in a remote part of Dang where 75 children were each given a ...toothbrush, toothpaste, flannel and soap. I am amazed how bad the teeth are of some of these children, and was told that often cheap sugary sweets are set up on a stall outside the school gates plus the fact that the children do not clean their teeth! Hopefully these 75 children now know better!

BVS ( Burns Violence Survivors) monthly report for October.

The BVS team visited the burns unit weekly during the month of October. They delivered 18 food baskets and 13 ‘goody bags’, both funded by CHANCE to the children on the unit.

Pooja aged 3 and from the district of ...Sarlahi which lies 220 kms from Kathmandu. She has an older sister and two older brothers. Her father works the land and her mother looks after the family. Her mother was preparing vegetable curry on an open fire when Pooja came running inside the kitchen and accidentally tumbled onto the hot pot of curry. She got badly burnt. Immediately her mother applied ointment to the wound and she was taken to the nearest district hospital where she received first aid treatment. She suffered 15-20% deep burns to her hand, arm chest and thigh, bottom and foot. After four days, due to the lack of burns facilities she was transferred to the Burns Unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital where she underwent a skin graft and two debridement’s. After three weeks she was discharged and now recovering at home.

Sonia aged 11, lives with her parents and older brother in Chandragiri, a 45 minutes journey from the Kanti Children’s Hospital. Her father is a shopkeeper and her mother a housewife. Sonia who studies in Garde 7 at school, had a bad cold, as did her mother and both were taking steam inhalation. Accidentally, the hot pot was knocked and the hot water spilled all over Sonia’s hand and thigh. Sonia suffered 14%, 2nd degree burns. Immediately her mother poured cold running water and applied aloe-vera on the burnt area before taking her to the burns unit at the Kanti. She is still undergoing treatment.

Sunsang is 6 months old and lives with her parents , two sisters and a brother in Nuwakot which lies 86kms from Kathmandu. She suffered 4%, 2nd degree burns from her thigh to her knee. Sunsang was asleep as were her parents and keeping warm near an open fire. Tragically Sunsang rolled into the hot ashes and got severely burnt. Her parents heard her cry out and immediately applied aloe-vera and tomatoes to the wounded area. They rushed her to Trishuli Hospital where she received first aid treatment. The next day, she was referred to Kanti Children’s Hospital where she is still undergoing treatment.

Kumar aged 2 lives with his parents and older brother in Nuwakot, 86 kms from Kathmandu. His father is a farmer and mother a housewife. He suffered 15%, 2nd degree burns to his leg and left arm. His mother was preparing lentils for the family meal and once cooked she placed the pot of hot lentils to cool on the floor. Kumar was playing with his brother whilst his mother was busy in the kitchen area, when he accidently fell onto the hot vessel and got burnt. Immediately his mother saw him and applied aloe-vera and herbs and took him to Trishuli Hospital. He was later referred to the specialist burns unit at the Kanti where he undergoing treatment.

Thank you BVS, you are amazing. CHANCE is so pleased to support your excellent work for the past 16 years on the burns unit.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the November draw in our CHANCE 100 Club, drawn this morning.
1st - Sheila Stephens - £120
2nd - Lesley Rushton - £80
3rd - Lucy Evans - £50
Thank you for your support.
Enjoy!

Congratulations to the winners of the October CHANCE 100 which was drawn this morning.
1st - Adrienne Golightly - £120
2nd - Dave Bradshaw - £80
3rd - Jill Heniker-Smith - £50
Enjoy! Thank you for your support.

We currently have 97 members. It costs £5 per calander ...month or £60 for the year. Chance 100 raises £6,000 per year - £500 pcm with 100 members. Of this, 50% goes out in monthly cash prizes and 50% goes to our projects in Nepal.
Since CHANCE 100 started, we have raised around £45,000 which is enough to build 3 schools in remote areas showing what can be achieved!

Please contact: info@chancefornepal.org if you would like more information about joining.

I share the September monthly report for CHANCE from BVS (Burns Violence Survivors). There were 15 food baskets delivered and 9 Goody Bags to the children on the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu.

Naran is aged 3, an only child and lives with his parents who are ...both teachers in the district of Karve which is 60 kms from Kathmandu. Naran was in the kitchen with his mother who had placed a saucepan filled with water on the electric stove which was on the floor. Naran was playing around when he accidentally tumbled and fell into the hot water. He got severely burnt and suffered 18%, 1st degree burns to both legs and his right hand. Immediately, his mother applied aloe vera on the injured area. Later, he was taken to a nearby health post where he received first aid treatment. After 3 hours, he was referred to Kanti Children’s Hospital for further treatment. After two weeks on the burns unit he was well enough to return home.

Sabin is also aged 3 and comes from Mustang. He is an only child. His parents own a restaurant in Kathmandu so liv in rented accommodation in the city. His parents were busy in the restaurant and Sabin was with his cousin’s sister in another room. She had boiled water to drink and left it on a table whilst she was busy cleaning. Sabin accidently knocked the table and the hot water spilled on his leg and foot. She heard him cry out and immediately applied toothpaste on the burnt area and called his parents. He suffered 10% second degree burns to his left leg and foot. He was immediately taken to the Kanti burns unit where he stayed for three weeks. He is recovering well and now discharged.

Bejetta is aged 10 and originally from Sindhupalchowk District. She lives in a rented house with her Aunt at Basundhara. Bejetta has two younger sisters aged 5 and 3. Her mother has had no contact for a long time and her father is mentally ill. Her aunt had placed rice in a pressure cooker and was busy with some other household chores. Meanwhile, Bejetta was playing in the kitchen when the pressure cooker accidently exploded. The hot rice splattered over her face and neck and she got severely burnt. Hearing her cry out, her aunt rushed to her and immediately applied tomatoes and poured cold water on the burnt area. Later, she was taken to Ishan Hospital, in Basundhara where she received first-aid treatment and referred to Kanti Children’s Hospital where she received treatment for 10 days. She has now been discharged and doing well.

Madhu is 15 months old and an only child. She lives with her parents in Kathmandu. Her father runs a small mobile shop. Madhu family originally from Dolakha District but now live in a rented room in Kathmandu Her mother had made a cup of tea and placed it on the table. Madhu who was playing nearby, knocked the table and the tea spilt over her. She suffered 10%, 1st degree burns to her cheek and chest area. Immediately her mother applied tomatoes on the wounded area and then took her by taxi to the burns unit at the Kanti where she is staying with her daughter who is recovering well.

It is hard to see how so many avoidable accidents occur, but important to understand that often the family live in very cramped conditions, there are few or no cupboards to put things away. The stove is frequently on the floor, and often an open fire on the dirt. All too easy for these tragic accidents to happen.

All names have been changed for protection permission given by parents.

THANK YOU Mike Fuhri, Mr Wonderful and the owner of 'Crab Pot Cafe' in Cromer for your wonderful donation of £375. ❤🙏
Mike also donated £385 in July. The gratuities from his customers he so generously passes on to CHANCE and has been supporting us for a few years now. I have ...never met Mike, but one of these days I will make a detour when heading north and have one of his famous crab lunches.

We were delighted to fund Mountain Heart Nepal's latest food relief programme. This was only made possible by the wonderful donors to Chance for Nepal. Thank you🙏❤

We are delighted to continue our support by providing all the medicines for the next 12 months and the nurses salary until the end of December in Dang. We have been working with the brilliant organisation GMIN (Grassroot Movememnt in Nepal) for the past 10 years. Over this period we have funded - ...5 new schools - 1 health centre - a two-roomed house for a family who lost everything in a landslide - 5 teacher skills trainings - health instruction in schools - books for a school library. It is thanks to our donors and supporters that we are able to do this.🙏❤🙏 Please continue your wonderful support.

Congratulations to the winners of the CHANCE 100 for September which was drawn this morning.
1st Sara Judd - £120
2nd Barbara Rubenstein - £80
3rd Liz Hodge - £50

Enjoy! ❤

We have 98 members so have room for two more! Please contact info@chancefornepal.org if ...you would like further information. £5 per calendar month or £60 per year.

Mission Accomplished! Well done Mountain Heart Nepal and all those involved in getting vital food supplies to Langtang.
CHANCE for NEPAL was delighted to play a role in this mission by funding the food for 120 families. 🙏❤🙏

A big THANK YOU to Andrea Matthews and Marilyn Rogers who held a Table Top Sale in Langstone High Street on August Bank Holiday Monday for CHANCE for Nepal. Andrea said lots of local people and generous friends donated many lovely items. They raised a fantastic £426.55 which will go to our ...educational projects in Nepal.🙏❤
In 2007, Andrea was part of my medical team of 5 doctors and 5 non medics when we caried out medical checks on children in the mountains above Pokhara. She has been a staunch supporter of CHANCE since its conception. ❤

BVS (Burns violence Survivors) sent their monthly report for August of the children on the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. There were 9 children on the ward. Every week they distribute a nutritional, high calorie (aids burn recovery) food basket and a ‘goody bag’ to each child. ...Both these are funded by Chance.

Sanu is aged 9 and lives in a rented room with her parents in Kathmandu. The mother’s aunt lives with them and helps them with their expenses as they are very poor. Sanu’s father has a drink problem and fights with his wife. Her father was out and her mother had placed some soup (Jaulo) on the stove to cook and told Sanu to boil it up while she got on with the cleaning. The gas stove was placed higher than Sanu could reach so she climbed onto a stool so she could see what she was doing. Her 3 year old sister was playing nearby and accidently pushed the stool and Sanu lost her balance. Her hands touched the pan of hot soup which tipped over her. Her mother immediately poured cold water over her wounds applied aloe vera. She suffered 20% second degree burns to her chest, shoulder, arm and thighs. Her mother took her to the local pharmacy for first aid treatment and then to the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. She is undergoing treatment.

Maan is 8 months old and lives with his parents in Kathmandu. His mother was preparing a meal for the family and Maan was asleep in another room where his father had switched on an electric kettle to boil. He then went outside to get something and Maan woke up and crawled towards the kettle and grabbed it, water spilt over him. He suffered 7% second degree burns to his hand, knee and foot. He went to a medical shop for treatment, but after two days he was taken to the burns unit at the Kanti. He is still undergoing treatment.

Bipana is aged 4 and lives with her mother and sister aged 7 months in Lamjung, 186kms from Kathmandu. Her father works in Dubai. Her mother was cooking a meal for the family and the grandparents were busy with household chores. Bipana’s mother sent her to a neighbour’s house to fetch milk. On her way back, she tripped over a stone and the hot milk spilt over her face and right arm and hand. Her neighbour her cry out and she ran to her and applied tomatoes and aloe-vera to the wounds. The following day she was taken to the burns unit at the Kanti and continues treatment.

Sujan aged 11 lives with his parents, two sisters and a brother. They live in Janakpur. Sujan’s father is a financial marketing officer and his mother is a housewife. Sujan’s mother was talking to a neighbour inside his house and Sujan was playing outside with his friends. His neighbour had put live naked wires on the ground to use for some domestic purposes and had forgotten to turn the current off and unaware of the danger. Sujan touched the electric wire and was electrocuted. One of his friends shouted for help and the neighbour came running and removed the wire with a stick. Sujan suffered 7%, 3rd degree burns to his right hand. He came to the Kanti by helicopter, a 30 minute flight as he lives so far away. He tragically needed his index and middle finger amputated. He is undergoing treatment.

Permission was given to share their story and all names have been changed for protection.

Bimala Ghising, director of the Nima Academy and a dear friend, tells me that one of her past professors at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, in Kathmandu, where she studied Buddhist Philosophy is running a 'Go Fund Me' to raise funds fo 5 students who need sponsorship at her school. The Nima ...Academy lies in the Doramba region in east Nepal in the foothills of the Himalayas. Here is the link if you would like to read more about it and support. 🙏

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Let's Send Five Children to School, organized by Joseph LaRose

I need your help again! I'd like to raise enough money to help send five children in… Joseph LaRose needs your support for Let's Send Five Children...

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We are delighted to fund 1,000 rabies vaccinations carried out by Sneha’s Care in their anti rabies vaccination programme. Shenpen, our partner on the ground in Nepal took part in today’s programme, great work. Thank you Criska Suchan for sharing your great photos.

Another day of anti-rabies vaccinations with Sneha's Care. Chance is delighted to help fund their vaccination programme, our fourth year in supporting this brilliant organisation. Take a look at their website and support if you can.🙏 www.snehacare.org/donate

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Every day, we are called upon to rescue animals from abuse, abandonment, sickness or injury. Whether it’s a street dog or any animals in need of...

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We are delighted to support Sneha's Care for the 4th consecutive year in their fantastic efforts in their mass anti rabies vaccination programme. This is an amazing organization. Chance donates £1,000 a year which vaccinates 1000 dogs. Rabies can still be a killer for adults and children ...unless emergency medical intervention is given. Donations are most welcome.🙏

We are thrilled to see a good selection of books in each classroom for the first time! This being a government school, story books to enhance the child’s imagination are rarely found! Chance has been supporting MAV for over 7 years, by providing drinking water, a Tiffin meal programme, toys for... the kindergarten, and wall charts. Thank you Jane Lewis and Ivy Tan for funding the books for this school, makes my heart sing🙏 Thank you Shenpen for overseeing and organising the purchase of the books and the storage units. Looks great. I hope the school starts physical classes soon, as has been closed for many months due to the pandemic.

GMIN contacted us and mentioned a further 50 families had asked for assistance with food packages, so we were happy to help again with a further donation of £500, making £1,500 in total which has fed 150 families of four for three weeks. Thanks GMIN for all you do. 🙏

……and here are the other 50 families who received food packages from GMIN which were funded by us. Thanks again, to the York Unitarians and the Cranleigh Art Centre who donated £1,000 between them to CHANCE for this distribution of emergency food parcels for 100 families. Each pacel contained ...rice, lentils, oil and salt. 🙏❤