Since 2002 we at Pink Lotus have been raising funds for charity projects in Nepal. After visiting Nepal and seeing the abject poverty in Nepals countryside, we began raising funds to help and create health and educational facilities for the organisation DCWC (Development of Women and Children Centre) which had just been established in Nepal by Akka Lama. We started by raising funds for projects in progress and in 2004 we established DCWC Nepal here in the UK. Over the next eight years we would go on to build 15 schools and a two story hospital with funds raised here in the UK. Today we have 11 trustees in our organisation with three Patrons - Sean Wilson (Coronation Street fame), Joe Longthorne (Singer and entertainer) and Andy Weber (World renowned Thangka artist and teacher). Most of our projects are centred around the Kavre / Ramechaap districts though we hav schools in both Bimphedi and Makwanpur on the Terai. School 1 at Kalika Malika came in 2006. The school was built predominantly with funds raised by an Everest Base Camp trek in 2005. The Everest Base Camp treks became an annual event and were led by ourselves and provided valuable income for our projects. School 2, Tama Khani, opened in 2007 was built close to Rajabas the present location of hospital and this was the school our adopted daughter Manju went to school before coming to the UK in 2011. School 3, Bimphedi Batuk Bhairab, was opened by the trekkers from the 2007 Base Camp trek which included Sean Wilson and was filmed by a documentary team. School 4 at Chourikhola was opened as part of a four day health camp and a football tournament. We took a UK DCWC football team which included 1987 FA Cup winning Captain Brian Kilcline. The health camp was an overwhelming success. We hoped to treat 1000 people over 4 days but eventually treated over 2000 people. It was obvious the region desperately needed a health facility and the Hospital project came into being. It would be another three years before the Hospital would be opened. In the meantime more schools were being built. School 5, Shree Darga was built by trustee James Wilson and his Methodist church group. School 6, Sun Koshi was opened by the Everest Base Camp trekkers 2008. That was followed by Antarastriya School and school 8, Seti Devi. This School was opened in the memory of Tim Kane who was tragically killed at a young age in a road accident. Tim had become active with DCWC Nepal and would have become a trustee. Schools 9 & 10, Shree Bokse and Pasheban were opened on the same trip out by Patron Sean Wilson. School 9 was funded by fans of Accrington Stanly Football Club. School 11 at Makwanpur was built by Congleton High School and was opened by trekkers on an Island Peak trek. School 12, Baikalpik was another built by another UK school at Arnewood in New Milton, Dorset. School 13, Bramha Bishnu was the fifth school donated by a company called UAP. School 14, Kusheshwor was built by the Zen Restaurant in our home town of Lytham St Annes and the 15th School, Nabin Bal was built by students of South Lee School in Bury St Edmunds. By now the Hospital had been opened a couple of years. It took us three years from the Health Camp in 2007 to find the funds and finally build it. It was completed and opened in September of 2010. The task of financing the day to day running of the Hospital creates an enormous challenge. It is one we will continue to face along with whatever else comes our way which includes earthquakes.  
  In 2015 Nepal was hit by two massive earthquakes. This caused massive destruction to the regions we operate in. Some schools fared better than others but all were damaged. The first floor of the Hospital needed a total rebuild. Most of the houses were damaged beyond repair. It is an ongoing task now to rebuild lives and homes.
For more information on any of the fifteen schools or the Hospital you can click on the picture links to the top, left and bottom. For more information about DCWC Nepal Please click on the following links -
A History of DCWC Nepal
DCWC Nepal Film Footage
DCWC Nepal Trustees

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