Gita at Ghairung RHW
Gita is a leader in the village of Taklung. She is largely responsible for bringing the need for women’s health programs to our attention. Her concern led us directly to engage with GlobalGiving. We are so grateful to you for making the workshops possible. Your generosity has already saved one—perhaps two lives.
In July 2014, Gita sent us this narrative which so vividly demonstrates the importance of these workshops:
“In Taklung a few women understand how important reproductive and sexual health knowledge is. When the doctors and nurses came to teach us, these women made sure to bring all the mother-in-laws and daughter-in laws of our village to the Workshop.
The Workshop proved to us that the normal behavior towards daughter-in-laws needs to improve! It also taught us about the appropriate age to give birth and when to seek medical care during labor. We learned about birth spacing, contraceptives, gender equality, and the adverse effects of child marriage. We discussed the danger of cervical cancer and many other things.
With all the new knowledge we gained from the Workshop, we saved the life of a woman and her baby. This is now an inspiring example for our village!
It was only 2 weeks ago that a daughter-in-law of a Workshop participant went into labor. The labor went on for many, many hours. But luckily the mother-in-law had learned in the Workshop that medical attention is needed when labor pains are prolonged.
We all got together to help and hurried to get the woman to the nearest health post as fast as we could. The roads weren’t paved so we couldn’t use a motor vehicle. In a cloth hammock we carried our sister for 3 to 4 hours to reach Manakamana Poly Clinic. But, when we got there, they told us that the baby’s heart was beating abnormally fast and the mother’s bleeding was unstoppable. They told us to take her to Bharatpur Hospital. Bharatpur is far away, but there is a road, and we got a ride. Once at the hospital, thankfully everything went well: our sister gave birth to a healthy 3.5kg girl!
I thank God every day for this training. Sometimes I wonder, had we not had the Workshops, would we have lost three of our sisters and orphaned their children?
We are very happy that these Workshops are available to us. We are grateful that we won't have to lose our sisters in childbirth because of ignorance. I am very grateful to EDWON and everyone associated with it.”
Gita, ADWAN Board Member, Taklung Village Activist
We join Gita in thanking you, the donors, who made this possible.
On the 18th & 19th of this past June, EDWON hosted the sixth and final Reproductive Health Workshop in the Ghairung & Bungkot region of Gorkha district. From here, all six communities will receive a follow-up refresher training 8 months from the time of their initial Workshop.
Ghairung RHW Attendees