Thursday, February 13, 2014

A short February Update

It's already mid February now - I've no idea where the time keeps going! It's been quite a quiet few weeks here in Pokhara. We've had the usual unplanned holidays (my favrouite last week was when all the schools shut for a day to worship the Goddess of Education!!! A little ironic I thought, but we had a nice day)

Me and Phil made all the donations from the PoD Charity last week and it's great to go to the placements now to see all the things we donated at work. Ward 6are enjoying playing outside on their new matt and the Street Kids are over the moon with their new inverter (and Ama is extremely happy with her new stove). Mark, a man I recently met who was actually volunteering in Chitwan also donated some new towels and sports equipment to the center as well so I'd like to say a huge thank you to him.

Early last week, I received a phone call from the Chairman of the Street Kids Center to inform me that Bidan, one of the children, was sick and suffering from Small Pox. A little worried, I started googling Small Pox and hoped that he had made a mistake, and actually meant Chicken Pox - which is in fact what it turned out to be. He was off school for about a week, but is doing better now, and none of the other children got infected. We asked them about chicken pox, some remembered having it but some didn't know whether or not they had it before. However, a few of our adult volunteers are now not going for a few weeks as they have never had the infection before and it is more serious in adults than children.
I'd also like to say a huge thank you to our current volunteer, Marion, who has very generously donated money to buy a carpet for Tika's room at Annapurna Primary School. The PoD Charity has already helped with the other two classrooms so it's great to be able to finish the school off. 

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