2 July - Rob's brother
Denis, who owns the Eureka berry farm in
Tasmania is a great supporter of MEND,
actually the whole Buchanan family are
great supporters. Denis is a keen
tramper and you can find his Nepal and
India trekking stories on his website,
click on image to enter.
TechSoup NZ is sponsoring MEND NZ
with donated software for their
The Fundraising event held by Gulmi Jilla Samaj UK event has
raised a total
for the Hope Centre in Gulmi.
7 Dec -
valuable treasurer for a number of years
has recently resigned to hand over his
position to Sarah Nicolson. We like to
thank Brian and his wife Judith for
their great support, work and their
continuing support of the disabled in
Nepal, they are sponsoring several
children's school fees and have visited
the centre in 2009. We wish them well
and we are sure they will keep an
interest in MEND's activities in the
future. Again, Thank you Brian and
- Today Hope Centre had its application to
ABILIS in Finland approved today for
10,000 Euros so we will start next month to assess 40 disabled youth to start training in some new
skills with loan support to start their businesses.
- Nepali volunteers Graham and Jenny Wigley
have sponsored Ganga Ghimire, she is the girl who was cataract blind almost from age
1 and at age 13 both eyes had Hollows intra ocular lens inserted.
Last year the Treasurer Brian and Judith and MEND each paid a third of her costs.
Rob visited Dab Bahadur's school yesterday and took a few photos of Ganga..
looking happy.. and slowly moving up classes.. as you can see she is still in the smallest classes..
photos of Ganga in Gallery.
- The Charlie Runners, Charlie and
Wendy, Julie and Marcus, Anna, Katie and
Jennie, the UK supporters, raised £600
on Sunday 22 May for the Hope Centre in
Nepal . Charlie organised a run 2 years
ago which helped raise 33% of the
building cost of Hope Centre! The run
was in the Curry Mallet 10km loop, in
Somerset, near Taunton. Julie came all
the way from
Peterborough for the run, its about a
6hr drive away.
Photos in Gallery.
- Teke is a great kid (he says
he is now 14) and has no parents.. he
was staying with his grandparents in a
village. He now stays at the Hope Centre
and he is having to wash his own clothes
and dishes to help us .. and soon how to
cook.. as Nepali males don't cook much.
day now at a new school .. and they even
have a school bus to collect him and
others from Hope Centre. He stays at
Hope and is being sponsored by
Sam an Auckland teacher. Before and After operation photos of
Teke Bohara's disability
A Leg To Stand On
("ALTSO") has supplied 20 artificial hands to Hope Centre in Nepal donated by
for Hand fitting Video
ALTSO is funding the rehabilitation
costs of 85 kids and youth under the
ages of 25 in Nepal this year with Hope
Centre and funded 135 kids last year..
and in Hope Centre Kashmir they funded
similar numbers last year and this year"
Liliane Fonds has been
helping Hope Centre in Kashmir to
rehabilitate disabled kids and youth... see
their website in Dutch but click for
for the translated site.
Gulmi Jilla Samaj
UK, a small charitable association of Gulmi people in the UK.
Our association is active in Gulmi since its establishment on 7 August, 2007. So far we have given donations to several local schools in Gulmi and have donated an ambulance to Red Cross Nepal, Gulmi. Further, we are giving another 2nd ambulance handover on 18 March 2011 at Gulmi Dhurkot
Productions - Nina Wells -
After 6 months in Nepal and India she
finally returned to New Zealand. During
her travels One Planet Productions
contracted her to film the update on the
Hope Disability Centre for the BBC World
She is also now compiling and editing
additional footage shot in India and
Nepal into a current show reel.
(Medical Aid Abroad NZ)
for donating quality Rehab items
(A Leg To Stand On ) a grant
has enabled 83 disabled kids and youth
in both Nepal and Kashmir to have
corrective surgery, artificial limbs and
physiotherapy to get up on their feet
and take some first steps!
family of Easiyo (NZ) for grants
enabling Hope Centre Nepal to be built
and also a new health centre to be
started in the Mt Everest region.
International & the European
Commission a grant for expanding our
Kashmir Hope Centre to have a
prosthetics workshop and outreach
programme to rehabilitate and mobilise
200 disabled kids.
International for grants for
physiotherapy equipment in Nepal, and or
6 computers from Rotary Bangalore South
for a partner in India.
is a development fund, founded by people
with disabilities in Finland in 1998.
Its mandate is to support the activities
empowerment of disabled persons in the
Global South (developing countries).
ABILIS Foundation gives small grants
ranging from 500 to 10.000 Euros to
projects initiated by disabled persons.
These are one-time grants for new
Haus Ross Foundation for a
grant to build a new rehabilitation centre
on the border of Kashmir with
webdesign for building one
of our original website
is a non-profit organization
committed to advancing the health, basic
rights, social equality, and
self-determination of disadvantaged
persons and groups. David Werner,
a Board Member, made the Children image
at the top of the MEND homepage, the
Children Animation was made by Shoote
Productions - Nina Wells
Bali for building one of our
Ex-Secretary Peter Baker in Bay of Plenty Times -
Peter Baker was also webmaster of our
previous website and because of his
disabilities he did that mostly
by voice recognition software called
Dragon and good old fashioned pencil
held in his mouth to operate the keyboard, try that !
other MEND supporters, who keep
helping MEND "go and grow",
including our great regular bunch who
sponsor each month!