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In October 2014, we launched “The Optimal Health Program”, reaching out to untouched parts and villages of Nepal.
In a perspective of “prevention” rather than “reaction”. We aim to prevent illness through efficient hygiene training, awareness programs and nutritional advice.
Our actions are twofold:
“First Aid” trained two village representatives. In case of an emergency situation they can attend to it immediately. With two representatives we are sure to always have one available. Once their training was completed, we set up a first aid facility in that village.
The training is provided by the Shechen Clinic and financed by “Smile for Hope.”
Health screening of school-children by means of mobile medical camps in the remote areas of Kathmandu to start with, and later the remote parts of Nepal.
Our first medical camp took place in October 2014 in Lapsefedi and was held for 6 months.
We work alongside an organic farm in Nepal and intend to pass on this knowledge. Rolling out farms like these throughout the country ensures quality and sustainable food for everyone.
Not only is there more and more evidence that chemically based fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides are extremely harmful to our health, but the strongest argument in favor of organic farming remains the environmental benefit.
Harmful emissions are released into our atmosphere during the manufacturing of these chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides that have been linked to global warming. Conventional agriculture relies heavily on these chemicals but they harm our entire Eco-system.
For Mingma Sherpa, for Prashant, for Mendu Sherpa – for the children we supported and for the other children in need, we are now fundraising for the creation of a holistic healing center. This is where we combine nutrition, psychological support, counseling, sports and leisure with conventional treatment to optimize their chance of recovery.
The children and their families will have a secure refuge to rely on as they leave their remote villages to come to the capital seeking treatment and support.
We are currently in discussion with 2 prominent holistic healers, respectively Nepalese and Austrian, assessing and designing the components and operations of this future center.
The Nepal earthquake with magnitude 7.5 on April 25, 2015 has left tremendous scars both physically and psychologically. Aftershocks continued for months shaking all foundations of human existence.
Many children were orphaned and a general fear of being indoors has become common among everybody.
“Smile for Hope” has therefore started am Art Therapy Project, first held on September 12, 2015 at Martyrs’ Memorial Higher Secondary Boarding School in Gyaneshor, Kathmandu. The first of many more to come.
A second Art Therapy Programme was conducted on December 4, 2015 at Martyrs’ Memorial Higher Secondary School Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu reaching 58 children.
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