PHASE nurse Nisha died in a helicopter crash while accompanying a sick new mother, who was being airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment with her 5 day old baby. In her memory PHASE Nepal set up a scholarship memorial fund which would enable underprivileged children from Nisha's home town or from her working area in Gorkha to complete their education. PHASE Nepal had hoped to raise US$25,000/- .All the staff of PHASE Nepal contributed salary of one day to the memorial fund which amounted to USD 2,600. US$ 675 was raised through Global giving and GBP 1,752/- was raised in the UK. Unfortunately the amount collected was not sufficient for the interest to raise enough money for an ongoing scholarship fund. Therefore the Board of PHASE Nepal decided to share the funds between the families of Nisha and of Preeti, the young mother who also died in the crash. The total raised fund amounted to approximately.. USD 5,870. The PHASE board, along with the parents of Nisha and husband of Preeti decided to give Nrs 500,000/- to Nisha's family for the education of her brother and Nrs 87,772/- to Preeti's husband for the education of his son. This meeting was held on 3rd July, 2017.
Attached is the thank you letter given by Dil Bahadur, husband of Preeti on receiving the fund. The following is the translation into English:
“Although fate has taken away all my joy, for all your support, I would like to tell you from my heart:
My Heartfelt Thank you!
As the sun sets, my son says ‘Mother did not come’, as he searches in every direction, his eyes fill with tears and he starts crying- I am also unable to control my tears, there is nothing I can do nowadays than cry with him. My son doesn’t know that on the 8th August last year, his mother died when the Fishtail helicopter she was being airlifted in crashed in Vedini forest in Nuwakot district. My son lost his mother forever and I lost my life’s companion.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the organisation PHASE Nepal and the whole PHAE family for their generous financial support to help me educate my son. – Dil Bahadur ” Attachments: