Nepal House is very passionate about the work we do. Our team in Pokhara makes it a point to go the extra mile to ensure that the kids who come to Nepal House and the kids who need support get exactly what they need. The staff at Nepal House Kaski works with the childrens' families as well to provide proper communication, which is vital to the success of the girls school. The following blog entry is by Rajan, our administrative staff, chronicling another occasion in which the Nepal House team put the best interest of the child's saftey before anything else.
She is ten years. Her father has been suffering from tuberculosis for few years and could not buy medicine due to extreme poverty. Recently he was in contact with one organization that helped him buying medicine. The girl has her mother who goes to work if she finds work and bye food for family. The girl has one 4 years old sister and another smallest one is one year. The Ten years old girl never got chance to go to the school. One organization that called Shakti Group in Pokhara introduced her to Nepal house, Kaski. Nepal House,Kaski staff went to visit the family. NHK staff realized that the situation in the family wouldn’t allow her to go to the school at that time because she had to look after her sisters when mother goes to work outside for long hours. We visited her mother many times and talked to her about the possibilities that improve the situation and 10years old gorl can go to the school.
The situation seems to be improving when father could be more responsible aftertaking regular medicine. We talk about admitting the girl at Nepal House school. The girl was happy to hear that she is going to attend the school in a week. The mother was saying that she would bring her at Nepal House, Kaski in a week. They didn’t show up on that day and we went to visit them instead. We the girl was badly injured. Very badly in her right eye. The girl and her two sisters were at home. She couldn’t open her eye. She was seeing with her left hand. She was full of tears and yellow/ red mixed liquid from her injured eye. It looked very serious injury. She said that she was not going to the hospital. I talked to NHK group and arranged her to go to the eye hospital immediately. I directly took her to the emergency unit and the doctor checked her immediately. It was very bad injury and she could easily loose her eye sight if she was a bit late, the doctor said. The doctor started treatment and admitted her there for one week. She got better and was able to save her eye. Now she is back to her home and we arranged her to come to Nepal House, Kaski School. She is very happy to come to the school. This is her first day at Nepal House School when I wrote this blog. We hope she will be able to continue her school and grow.