The save Shangri-la Foundation has initiated an
infrastructure based, community focused project, of health, education
and income generation at Chippling village of Kalika devi VDC, Okhaldhunga.
The project comprises of constructing a multipurpose community building
with library, heath post, meeting hall and sports ground.
The sports ground has already been built. Since then, various inter-village
sports competitions have been held and this ground has even been useful
from the neighboring district of Rammechapas. Training of a local health
worker for this project has also been completed.
Due to the recent armed conflict, the construction of the multi purpose
building had to be postponed but will be resumed as soon as a definite
peace is established in the area.
|Kalika Devi VDC: A brief account
Kalika Devi VDC lies in a remote area of
Okhaldhunga. The VDC's health and education as well as other development
status, as per various indicators, is of sub standard. The VDC
still does not have electricity or tap water access. Infectious
diseases, maternal ailments and nutritional deficiencies are the
leading causes of health problems and mortality in this VDC. Presently,
the nearest government health post is two days walk away. The
post is not adequately equipped with medicines, or facilities
or adequately trained health workers.
There is a school up to grade five in this village but for further
schooling, children from around age 12 must walk two hours each
||"Support to Nepal Disabled Association:
As a part of supporting other organizations which
are assisting the physically disabled, the foundation has supplied
various useful goods such as wheel chairs to the Nepal Disabled Association.
More such programs are plannedfor the future.