Didi 2018 Visit

Rotarian Jan Pryor Visits Didi Foundation Nepal April 2018

Northlakes Toukley Rotarian Jan Pryor, completed another successful trip to Nepal to oversee the running of her NGO Didi Foundation Nepal.

We were honoured to have the Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Pete Budd visit both Didi Headquarters and our new building site and we look forward to a continued relationship. He will open the new building in April 2019.

Bright Future Learning Centre.

Efforts were made to further empower the house mother on strengthening her disciplinarian skills. Interviews with children were carried out to re-inforece home rules

We had one medical emergency with one child with possible epilepsy and medical proceedures were put in place.

2018 Didi Aid Tour

Ten guests joined me in Kathmandu to see first had our projects and assist in the delivering of aid to our outreach programs. We kicked started by visiting sacred sites in Kathmandu and visited the new Didi Headquarters building site, current women’s centre and Bright Future Learning Centre.

I had the pleasure of sharing my Nepalese life and my town, when we visited Bright Future Learning Centre and the team walked in my shoes through our town and up to the women’s centre.  A photo mecca of brightly coloured saris, small vendors selling their wares, open butcher shops with their living stock. At the women’s centre, Lynn handed over the PUL Fabric donated by Days for Girls Newcastle, NSW. This product is essential in the manufacture of the sanitary kits. Our long and arduous trip to Ramechhap and Sindhuli was full of adventure, crazy roads where sometimes it was safer to walk than drive. Definitely, this part of our journey was the most rewarding delivering our aid to such highly disadvantaged communities. Where a beaming smile made it all worthwhile.

We delivered medical equipment to Sunkoshi Community Hospital, educational supplies, books, sporting gear and clothing to two remote schools. Re-usable sanitary kits donated to all venues with the Ramechhap women receiving a care kit.

Two days spent with the kids at the deaf boarding school where the team did reading; fine motor skills and co-ordination games and groovy dancing. Teacher training in visual maths learning was carried out and George and Mark funded a railing for a highly dangerous stair well at the deaf boarding school.  The tour finished with a lot of fun and adventure in Chitwan National Park and Pokhara.

Jan Pryor