Project: Pithauli Service Project
Date : 4th March to 6th March 2023
Club: Interact Club of Little Angels’ School
Venue: Pithuli Village Healthpost, Nawalpur
Joint/ Individual: Joint Project with Rotary Club of Kasthamandap
Area of focus: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Basic Education and Literacy
Avenue: Community Service Avenue
The Pithauli Service project is a legacy project of the Rotary Club of Kasthamandap. This year the president, Itr. Sinchu Bhurtel and Itr. Rajaswi Ghimire the secretary, joined Rotary Club of Kasthamandap during the project. The project avenue is itself an interesting subject as Pithauli Village has been also known by name of “Rotary Village”, The members of the Rotary Club of Kasthamandap also happen to be pioneers of the development of the secondary school and health post there. This year a free dental and eye camp was conducted in the village’s health post because the villagers didn’t have service of Ophthalmology and dentistry at their local health service providers. Along with that wheelchairs, electric stoves, and kettles were distributed to normal citizens of villagers. Interact Club of Little Angels’ did donate sanitation materials for school children that can sustain them for at least 3 months.
1. To provide free healthcare
2. To encourage the development of children through sports
3. To promote sustainable ways of living
4. To develop a healthy living environment and fight diseases
The event was 3 days long. Taking place outside the valley, the car journey took us about 6 hours each to reach the place and get back. On the first day, we departed from Radisson Hotel, and by 1 pm we reached Devghat where we stopped for a break. Around 5 Pm we reached our residential stay and went to Saswat Dham for fellowship and Pooja later in the evening. The first day was occupied with travel and fellowship as we had a big day waiting ahead of us.
Right after breakfast on the second day, we began our Pithauli Service Project by setting up the venue for free dental and eye camp as well as the opening ceremony. The doctor of the respective field shortly started seeing and checking up on the villagers. If the treatment was short and not concerning, the villagers were provided with immediate relief and if not, they were referred to another hospital where they would be treated. As the doctors were occupied, the Rotarians and interactors helped the donation process run smoothly. About 10 wheelchairs were donated to disabled citizens living around Pithauli Village and the villagers were giving electric stoves and kettles- a better alternative to gas stoves and a reusable source of energy – electricity
The health post in Pithauli, Nawalpur was located in the local school where a lot of students and locals from other villages came to attend school. The school kids were distributed with school bags, copies, and pens encouraging them towards educational attainment. As supplements, the sports materials such as badminton rackets, footballs, and basketballs were provided to school children encouraging them towards the inclusive educational system, where extracurricular activities are taken equally into consideration
Further, the school was provided with cleaning materials involving detergent, mops, cleaners, etc. The Interact Club of Little Angels’ School also provided about 25 soaps estimating that it will sustain for about 3 months. Interact Club of Little Angels’ School also exchanged the flag with the headmaster of the school and with the health post.
The event was a massive success, the event went on at a great pace and the villagers were treated with care and dignity throughout the donations and health camp. We express our immense gratitude and love towards the Rotary Club of Kasthamandap for helping us grow and change lives all around.