- March 2018 – Progress in building the health centre in Thokarpa, which will serve 25 000 people. All work is based on a sustainable partnership with the local government and flourishes due to community engagement and ownership. With Netra Karki (chairman in Thokarpa), Malin Emgård (Sweden Nepal Society), Olivia Biermann (vice president at Foundation Human Nature Germany), Leif Bjellin (Sweden Nepal Society) and Shankar Khatri (social mobilizer at the Thokarpa Community Resource Library). Thank you for your endless support!
- 11/11/2017 – Deevya Karki chosen for FHN-sponsored nurse education: Deevya received the highest scores at the Nursing Entrance Exam (among top three within Kathmandu University this year) and has been offered a place in the Kathmandu Medical Centre Nursing Program. By accepting this, Deevya and her parents have committed that she, after finishing her studies, will stay and work as a nurse at Thokarpa Health Centre for a minimum of three years.
- 23/07/2017 – The board of FHN Germany, active members of the organization including the newly joined coordinator Malin Emgård for the upcoming FHN project in Nepal, representatives of FHN UK, as well as (really) young and old friends of the organization just concluded a fruitful team-building and planning weekend. After several months of discussions and sharing ideas, FHN is thrilled to welcome a new collaboration partner! Read more about The Sweden Nepal Society further down. Photo: Per Erik Dufwenberg, Östgotamedia
- Supplement: 09/04/17 – Today the mechanical excavation has started, preparing the land for the Thokarpa health facility. The new work was traditionally initiated by tikka worship. It refers to the Hindu ritual of marking, usually someone's forehead, with a fragrant paste as a welcome and expression of honor.
- 18/05/2017 – Netra Karki is the head of the project in Thokarpa, the project region, where FHN will be supporting the education of health personal. Within the local elections, Netra Karki has a few days ago been chosen as the Thokarpa Village Development Committee Chairman. This post is close to what we would call a mayor. Karki has announced that his first priority during his five-year commitment will be to enter a new stage in the village’s health status. We, FHN, wish him all the best for the upcoming five years of commitment! The role of FHN in Thokarpa will mainly be supporting the education of nurses.
The Sweden Nepal Society (SNS)
was founded in 1992 and originally focused on Swedish families
with adopted Nepalese children. The Society’s aim
was to promote social and cultural relationships between Swedes
with an interest in Nepal and Nepalese in Sweden. About 200
families are members of SNS.
A devastating earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8 hit Nepal on April 25th 2015. The epicenter was located 77 km from the capital Kathmandu. After this earthquake, SNS has taken part in reconstruction projects. The Society is politically, religiously and culturally indepent and would like to cooperate with other organizations sharing these values. All of SNS’s work is done on a voluntary basis.
So far SNS has obtained all necessary permissions for their work in rural Nepal and is working in close cooperation with Nepalese hospitals and government authorities. FHN will work together with SNS and other partners in developing and running a primary health care center in Thokarpa.
More information about SNS is to be found on their website http://www.sverigenepal.se (in Swedish). In addition, Malin Emgård regularly publishes news related to the development of the health facility in Thokarpa on http://www.sverigenepal.se/build-health-center/ (English).
- 13/05/2017 – We are happy to announce that FHN Germany decided at it's annual meeting to launch a third project together with The Sweden Nepal Society. The Sweden Nepal Society will be building a health center in rural Nepal (Thokarpa). FHN Germany will support the project by financing the education of nurses and health workers at Kathmandu Medical College (KCM). Malin Emgård will be the future project coordinator and the link between FHN and The Sweden Nepal Society. SNS is an organization founded in 1992 in Sweden and in every aspect shares our values. We are looking forward to be working with The Sweden Nepal Society (SNS) and will keep you up to date on the progress in Nepal via Facebook, our newsletter and on our website!