In May of 2015, three volunteers from Himalayan Family Healthcare Project, led by the founder Dr. Devi States visited Nepal. Their main task was to find ways to help Nepal the best way we can after the devastating earthquake that rocked the Himalayan Nation and destroyed much of the infrastructure. HFHP executive board decided to take a pause from the planning of Manang health clinic and focus our resources in to proving relief to lessen the impact of the earthquake.
Harish Chand and Dr. Rick Bowen together with Dr. States teamed up with Dhorje Gurung (HFHP Nepal board member) and after consultation with multiple people in Nepal, decided to focus on rebuilding a primary school of Majhi village in Sindhupalchwok district.
HFHP’s efforts included installing a water purification system, conducting a health camp with the help of Dr. Gyan Kayastha (HFHP Advisor) and Patan Hospital as well as starting rebuilding of the fallen primary school. Some of the stories from our board members May visit can be read at our blog at hfhp.org.
HFHP spent over $18000 in 2015 in Majhi village overall in setting up water purification system, conducting health camp as well as starting ground work for the school rebuilding. In 2016, after request from the village, HFHCP board approved further $11,000 to complete the school rebuilding work, started by our then visiting board members, this year. Dhorje Gurung, HFHCP Nepal board member is overseeing the project.