The Update We Promised From SI Nepal

EWH's twenty participants in SI Nepal spent their first week in Nepal learning about the local culture and language. Now, the group has split into smaller teams and gone to their local hospitals to get to work. Thanks to the pre-course the group took in Denmark before arriving in Nepal, they are all ready to go! Here's a look at their experience so far:

"We spent the first five days in Dhulikhel in our own little European bubble. We started our language classes and learnt the most important do’s and don’ts in Nepal. We practiced eating with our hands and saying thank you in Nepali ( [daneebad] which I still have difficulties saying perfectly). The hardest thing about learning the Nepali culture and language is that the locals will never correct your mistakes, so you can go for weeks before you meet a kid who will correct you. The first time I was corrected was at the Sunrise orphanage because I didn’t sit correctly while eating." - Hilal

Hilal view

The view while studying

BMET Ethiopia: Another Semester Complete

Thanks to Libby Mills, the Coordinator for BMET Ethiopia, for her contributions to this post.

In June, BMET students in Ethiopia finished another semester of Training the Trainers. The students now have much better access to tools and medical equipment, which has improved their ability to practice hands-on skills. The more they learn, the more their interest and dedication grow!


EWH June News: BMET Cambodia, Kits, & Sparo Labs

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All of our Summer Institute programs are in full swing as our 2016 participants are currently on the ground in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Nepal! Keep an eye on EWH's blog for updates:

That's not all we're up to. Check out the latest from our BMET Training program, our student program, and our friends at Sparo Labs!

Preparing for EWH’s First Summer Institute in Nepal

For the past three weeks, students from the Nordic Five technical universities have been studying at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in preparation for EWH’s Summer Institute in Nepal. Next week, they will begin six weeks of working in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment and share their knowledge with local hospital staff.


Group Photo by Adam Garff

David Kovacs, our on-the-ground coordinator for the Nepal program, writes:

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