IOEP has served the Himalayan communities of Sindupalchok in Nepal since 2013, offering year ‘round access to healthcare and education. We have created 8 clinics in 8 different villages that are cut off from access to efficient transport and cities.
As we have gotten to know these communities over the years, we have asked the important question again and again: what do you most need?
We kept hearing the same thing from the Mothers of the villages: we want to be trained in healthcare so we can support our families and communities. On average it takes 5 days of walking to get to the nearest town with a doctor – and that’s if there have been no landslides.
It only makes sense to empower the local women with healthcare tools that they can use on their own when our teams of volunteers are not on the ground.
To further support these communities, in 2018 we launched our first ever wilderness first aid and CPR training of Mothers in the Himalayan villages of Sindupalchok.
Each Mother was given a certificate recognized by the Nepali government at the end of their training. We outfitted each Mother with her own first aid kit and each village with its own clinic stocked with medical supplies.
As part of our commitment to this community and to these Mothers, we are organizing and donating the required recertification for their training and resupplying their clinics and first aid kits annually.
Additionally, we are committed to continuing to train more Mothers in this region of the Himalayas in these basic skills.
If your heart is feeling called to travel with us on our annual service immersion programs to Nepal, please consider volunteering with us. We travel in the Spring and Fall.
Funds Basic First Aid and CPR Training for 24 Nepali adult students from rural communities, including providing personal medical kits and food for our students for 4 days, as well as food, travel and camping fees for teachers, and guide fees. Certification is issued from Nepali government and lasts 2 years.
Funds Basic First Aid and CPR Training for 12 Nepali adult students from rural communities, including providing personal medical kits and food for our students for 4 days, as well as food, travel and camping fees for teachers, and guide fees. Certification is issued from Nepali government and lasts 2 years.
Supports one guide for distribution and medical kit re-supply costs for Inner Ocean Empowerment Project’s 25 trainees in 7 villages among the Sindupalchok region of Nepal.
Re-supply Medical Kits for 24 adults trained by IOEP—typically the only healthcare providers in the area.