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Opening of the Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital in Hetauda
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x-ray machine

Fund-raising event – On-line Auction – April 30th….. Success – we have our x-ray machine!

We are delighted to share that our on-line auction raised £15,110 and will go towards a digital x-ray machine for the new Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital in Hetauda. We had 16 auction lots, including the unique experience of enjoying cocktails and canapes with Joanna Lumley, our Patron, in the fashionable Lobby bar at ‘One Aldwych’, followed by the successful bidder and

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Anti rabies vaccinations with the brilliant Organisation Sneha’s Care

For the fifth year running, we have supported 1200 anti-rabies vaccinations with the brilliant organisation Sneha’s Care. Their aim is to have zero dogs with rabies by the year 2030. Not forgetting a pussycat! Sneha’s Care was established in 2014 by Sneha Shrestha to protect street and community dogs from torture and cruelty. Each year in Nepal, approximately 16,000 people

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NIMA ACADEMY in Ramechhap

We are delighted to support Bimala Ghising, a truly remarkable young lady with a clear vision and her team at  Nima Academy which lies 3140metres above sea level in Ramechhap, around 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Bimala writes…… so touching…. First of all, to all my dear sponsors, I would like to apologize from the very core of my heart

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Mountain Heart Nepal (MHN) - Langtang Valley Nepal Lead

Mountain Heart Nepal (MHN) – Langtang Valley, Nepal

After 3 months MHN successfully managed to deliver food parcels to 120 families living in Langtang Mountain Valley on 5 Sep 2021. Chance for Nepal funded the food supplies. With the monsoon approaching, there was only a week window to deliver the food. However, the area was cut off immediately for several months because of the destruction of the trails

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VEGETABLE SKILLS TRAINING – Women’s Cooperative Society

We have been supporting the Women’s Cooperative Society (WCS) for the past 15 years. This year we will support three –4-day training, two elementary and 1 advanced. Each workshop invites between 30 -35 women to take part, all are from low income or unemployed. During the training period, the women are instructed on how to prepare the ground; sow seeds;

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New schoolJANUARY post 2021

New School Building

Our 4th School building is in Hansigaun,  Surkhet. The official handover in the presence of the school committee and teachers with the school set to open on the January 1st has had to be postponed because of a positive test for Covid-19.   The school will remain closed for a further two weeks.   GMIN who built this, their 44th

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Ashley’s Birthday Fundraiser funds incubator!

Congratulations Ashley Sault! Ashley had her 50th birthday in November.  With a party and meeting with friends not possible with government restrictions during lockdown she wished to turn that disappointment around and set up a fund-raising page for family and friends donating to CHANCE instead of a present. Ashley then added to the fantastic amount of £853 raised to make it

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CHANCE answers a plea for help in Nepal

CHANCE answers a plea for help!

Mr Yagya Lei Yogi and his wife Meena, returned from India at the beginning of August, as lockdown had been eased for a couple of weeks.  A precarious journey nevertheless during the monsoon! Over 17 months ago they went to work in India to earn money to clear their loans in Nepal which had incurred very high interest rates. During

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Nepal Mountain Heart Cover


We are excited to release a short architectural video of the new 15 bed community hospital a Hetauda. The name of our hospital is Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital. “Siddha” means enlightenment and “thali” meaning a place in Sanskrit. Hence the hospital name “Siddhasthali” means the place of enlightenment. The idea behind the word Siddhasthali is that whoever/ professionals want to become

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Jane Edwards celebrated her 40th birthday in lockdown

Well done Jane! Jane Edwards celebrated her 40th birthday in lockdown by inviting her friends to support her chosen charity, CHANCE for NEPAL instead of sending her a card or present. Through her great initiative and generosity, she raised £675, with gift aid the total was £823.75.  She raised the funds on her Facebook page through Virgin Money Giving.  Such

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To all the wonderful friends and supporters of CHANCE for NEPAL and first-time visitors to my page. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise rapidly, Nepal is on 18 days of lockdown to contain the second wave of the pandemic that is sweeping across the country. Nepal is recording 60 times more daily cases than at the start of April. Both

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New Community Hospital in Nepal - 001

New Community Hospital

Exciting and fantastic news – for many months we have been talking about Dr Aban Gatham’s vision for a new Community Hospital in Hetauda.  The planning stage took a little longer than first expected, and time to get all the necessary permissions, have the land released and get the funding.  Then to find an architect to draw up the plans,

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Chance for Nepal - WOMENs COOPERATIVE SOCIETY WCS - Skills Lead

Women’s Cooperative Society (WCS) – November Visit

During my annual visit to Nepal and our projects, I spent a day with WCS.  I was accompanied by Bimala, a member of the Shenpen team, (one of our main partners on the ground) who was also my translator. The skills training took place on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley about an hour from the city. Our visit was

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Distribution of the Dignity Kits

Menstrual Health Workshop – Koseli School

The Koseli School works with children from the poorest realms of society in Kathmandu. Children from the slum areas and street children who live outside of  mainstream society.  Their biggest need is survival.  Koseli mean ‘gift’ and the centre offers them  the gift of a happy childhood and education. There are still many taboos related to menstruation in Nepal which

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CHANCE funds Skills Training given by WCS (Women’s Cooperative Society). This is our 12th year of funding WCS. The training took in Sankhu, Palobari, 25kms, (about an hour and a half from the city centre Kathmandu). Each training lasts 5 days. There were 28 participants who took part in basic vegetable training. Over the training period, the women are instructed

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Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN)

NEW SCHOOL BUILDING – Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN)

We are delighted to have our third school built by Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN). Rosy and Peter Gent from London came across our website and liked what they saw!  They asked if they could fund a school building through CHANCE and in May it was completed. The children are enjoying being in their new classrooms. I am so happy

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Sneha’s Care’s team started their Anti-Rabies vaccinations, funded by CHANCE for NEPAL  in Lalitpur Metropolitan City.  This is our second year of support to this brilliant organisation. We are most impressed by all they do for all animals, not just dogs. Street dogs are enticed with a biscuit The target is for over 1500 dogs to be vaccinated. This is

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Chance for Nepal - Lead - MHN Jan 19


CHANCE for NEPAL is delighted to support the ‘Magic Read’ with Mountain Heart Nepal, (MHN). Having seen first-hand, being on one of their medical camps last November, I know how important these books are for the children. Text books are such a luxury in Nepal, especially in remote areas. Teachers, parents and children see them as a great treasure. For many

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Chance for Nepal SHREE Post - LEAD PHOTO - DEC POST-Home page


CHANCE for NEPAL’s ‘Tiffin’ Programme at the Shree Secondary School in Chitwan is now in its 5th year and proving really successful. Attendance at this government run school has increased as parents are keen for their children to receive a nutritious and balanced midday meal. For many of them, this meal is probably the most the child will eat that

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Chance for Nepal - November 2018 - LEAD PHOTO

MOUNTAIN HEART NEPAL – Medical Camp November 2018

Mountain Heart Nepal with CHANCE for NEPAL successfully conducted a comprehensive free school health camp and a mobile preventive health programme at the Shree Baira Mahadev Basic School, Shankarapur-4, Tinpane,  on 19th November 2018. The village was one of the highly affected areas following the earthquake in 2015. The second floor of the school has been deemed unsafe to use

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Chance for Nepal - Large - Lead photo Skills - August 2018

Skills Training – Women’s Cooperative Society

CHANCE for NEPAL has funded two, four-day Skills Trainings, organised by the Women’s Cooperative Society (WCS), which took place during August. The elementary training is instruction on growing seasonal and unseasonal vegetables. The trainers are chosen for their knowledge of the area where the trainings take place, the soil conditions and the plants and crops suitable for that area. It

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LEAD PHOTO for the JULY post

Mountain Heart Nepal (MHN)

We are delighted to support Mountain Heart Nepal (MHN) in their education programme as well as supporting their medical camps by funding medicines. During the medical camp on the 19th July at Naulo Jyoti English School in Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur, the children were excited to receive 300 books donated by CHANCE. Over 100 children received a medical check.   On

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Holi Festival at Papa’s Children’s Home

Holi Festival at Papa’s Children’s Home, where all the children have such fun with everyone joining in. They then share special food and celebrate with music and dancing. Holi is a Hindu Spring festival celebrated in Nepal and India and is also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’. Paint everywhere! Bipana loves her cat face Holi signifies the victory of

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Mitra Aadharbhut Vidhalaya School - Meal

Mitra Aadharbhut Vidhalaya School

I was delighted to visit this school in Chabahil , Kathmandu where CHANCE funds a ‘Tiffin Meal’ Programme at this government school. This is a joint project with our partner on the ground SHENPEN who regularly monitors this project, which started in May 2017. The project is proving really successful and the feedback from staff, parents and children is very

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BVS team member and Bipana - Chance for Nepal

Bipana at Papa’s Children’s Home in Kathmandu

Bipana has been at Papa’s since the beginning of the year. She has come along in leaps and bounds and is a happy and delightful child who pulls on the heart strings of all who meet her with her engaging and warm personality, all this and only six years of age! She has adjusted so well to life at Papa’s.

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Our second School - Chance for Nepal

Our Second School in Vidhyapur

CHANCE is delighted to have funded a second school, this time in Vidhyapur, Surkhet in the region of Dang.The first school was in Dhanbot near Surkhet. The school built by GMIM, this being their 38th school was completed in August. There are 221 students registered at this school, which runs nursery to Class 5. The new building houses four classrooms,

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Tiffin Programme - Chance for Nepal

Tiffin Meals for children at Mitra Aadharbhut Vidhayala School, Kathamndu

An exciting new project funded by CHANCE with our partner Shenpen at the Mitra Aadharbhut Vidhayala School in Chabahil, Kathmandu. A ‘Tiffin’ (light nutritious meal) meal is being provided daily to the poorest children at this government school from July 2017. For many children this will be their first mouthful of food that day, and there may be little to

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Medical Health Camp

NEW PROJECT – Free Health Camp was successfully organized by MOUNTAIN HEART NEPAL in Shree Lakhan Gau Palika, Bungkot, Gorkha on 22-23 July, 2016 funded by CHANCE for Nepal. The 6 members of MHN including 4 doctors and 2 nurses provided free health check-up and consultations. Medicines were distributed free of cost.  The team gave routine health check-up along with

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Rabies Vaccination 2 - Chance for Nepal

Mass Rabies Vaccinations – 1000 Street Dogs

CHANCE for NEPAL has funded for the seventh consecutive year the annual rabies vaccination programme organised by Street Dog Care (SDC) in Kathmandu.  The vaccinations took place over two consecutive weekends at the end of May. Three teams of veterinary personnel, volunteers and members of the community took to the streets in three areas of Kathmandu. Around 1000 dogs were

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Chance for Nepal - Training and Education Nepal Charity

Teacher Training

We are delighted to report that the third residential teacher training organised by GMIN (Grassroot Movement In Nepal) has now been completed at the end of April 2017. This was in Bidyapur, Surkhet, Nepal. The 26 teachers (from class 1 to 5) came from 17 different schools to attend the five-day workshop which focussed mostly on English Grammar Vocabulary. The

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Chance for Nepal - New School in Nepal Charity

New School at Dhanbot funded by CHANCE

CHANCE for NEPAL is delighted to have funded a new school in the remote village of Dhanbot, near Surkhet, in the Dang region of Nepal. The school had its opening ceremony at the beginning of April 2017. All the materials for the school had to be carried up to the new site, which was a day’s walk from the nearest

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Chance for Nepal - Eye Clinic Charity Nepal

CHANCE funds eye tests for over 700 children

CHANCE for NEPAL funds vital eye tests. Between February and March 2017, over 700 children will have undergone an eye test. These eye tests have taken place in either one or two-day clinics over this period, in the region of DANG which lies 550km outside Kathmandu. Some of these eye clinics were conducted in remote villages, two and a half

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Bibana - Chance for Nepal Charity

A Wonderful New Start For Bipana

In February 2017, Bipana aged 6, who was badly burned in an accident in her home, started a new and happy life at Papa’s Children’s Home. Bipana has had to endure much tragedy in her short life: Her mother died when she was 4 years old and her father later remarried. Her new stepmother brought her own two children to the

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Chance for Nepal - Sale of Glue Banned in Nepal

Sale Of Glue Banned

The sight of a group of street children sniffing glue on the streets is commonplace – and heartbreaking – in Nepal. CHANCE for NEPAL supported WEGAIN’s successful campaign at government level to get the sale of adhesive glue banned to under 18-year-olds.

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CHANCE’s New Radio Programme Helps Prevent Burns

A brand new radio programme funded by CHANCE for NEPAL advises listeners how to avoid burns and accidents in the home, many caused by open fires in the home. CHANCE for NEPAL has funded a new radio programme advising listeners how to avoid all too commonplace accidents in the home. These accidents are often caused by open fires and cooking pots containing boiling

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CHANCE for Nepal Summer Newsletter 2016

In May 2016, Prince Harry visited the Burns Unit of The Kanti Children’s Hospital and met 7-year-old Biplov – he accidentally knocked over a pan of hot cooking oil onto himself. CHANCE will work to ensure Biplov receive the right treatment – but please help, every donation does help – no matter how small or large – thank you!

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