Humanitarian service volunteer and Project Manager in Nepal for a registered Canadian charitable organization, Medical Mercy Canada Society. I'm kept quite busy these days with project work but still love to get out on the trekking trail whenever I can. Have worked and lived in Nepal much of the time since 1995. Canadian Rep for the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG). Currently (2014) our projects are helping improve water quality and sanitation at several schools and villages in Dhading District. One of my favorite projects at present is developing an Agriculture mentoring program at the CFO Children's Village in Dhading Besi. This program is designed to provide practical skill training to the older children that will help them in their daily lives in a rural setting - and, at the same time, is working toward self-sufficiency for the Children's Home through raising vegetables, fruit and grain. Shelters for livestock are being built. We will raise cows and water buffalo for milk, chickens for eggs eggs plus goats and poultry for meat. Eventually, any excess production will go to the local market for income generation thus making items available that they are unable to produce. Local farmers and the District Agriculture Office are involved in the mentoring program. Our volunteer teams bring medical/dental services and skill training workshops to families in remote villages. In addition we work closely with two Nepali NGO's, Social Action Volunteers Nepal, a social work based, NGO working with patients and their families at Kanti Children's Hospital and READ-Nepal supporting a treatment centre and skill development program for Leprosy affected individuals and their families. Our Projects are supported by private fund raising and individual donors from Canada and USA .
Traveling and hiking in Western Canada and in Nepal
On the side of any mountain under a blue sky with puffy clouds and surrounded by wild flowers!