8th March 2015

Our Residential Home in Dharan – One Year On

 

The Rambahadur Limbu VC Home

On 21 March last year The Rambahadur Limbu VC Home was officially opened. The Home was resplendent, decorated in tora (traditional Nepalese bunting) and the thousands of messages sent in by our supporters.

One year on, the Home is fully occupied. Its 26 residents are aged from 75-96 and are all “very active, very cheerful and very happy to live here”, according to the Home’s manager. Thanks to some additional donations, the Home purchased adjoining land which is being turned into a garden and allotment for the residents to use. Fencing, lighting, sprinklers and a shaded area have already been added and the planting of flowers, fruits and vegetables is planned for the coming months.

A dedicated team of 13 staff, including 1 nurse and 5 medical care assistants, provide round-the-clock care to ensure our Gurkha veterans and widows are as comfortable as possible. There is also a full activity programme in place, including trips to local markets, group exercise, board games, religious worship, health education and, everyone’s firm favourite – singing and dancing!

The care provided in the Trust’s two Homes is only possible through the generous support of so many people, to whom we extend our sincerest thanks.

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