In memory of GWT staff member Gam Bahadur Gurung
It is with great sadness that we inform our supporters of the passing of GWT staff member Gam Bahadur Gurung.
Gam was a hugely popular member of the team, serving as a Project Supervisor in our Rural Water and Sanitation Programme. He had been hospitalised with COVID 19 and sadly his medical condition, brought on by the virus, did not improve. He passed away at the Western Regional Hospital in Pokhara on 22 May. He leaves behind his widow and four children.
The GWT team held memorial services at each of our 19 offices across Nepal and our office in Darjeeling, where a minute’s silence was observed.
The lasting difference he made
Gambahadur joined the team in 2003 and over his 18 years in the role made a lasting difference to vulnerable communities across the country. During his tenure, he supervised the construction of over 50 projects spread across 17 different districts of Nepal. To put that into context, the projects he oversaw provided safe water for over 14,000 people.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust’s Field Director, Elton Davis commented on his passing
“Gam ji was a loyal and long serving member of the team, and he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace, and may his family find the strength to cope with his untimely loss.”