MELAMCHIGAUN – School, Health Post

CAN has developed strong links with the Melamchigaun community over recent years. CAN  built the secondary school, provided the roof for the community funded Health Clinic and improved the water supply.

Click through the  photo gallery above to see some of CAN’s work with the Melamchi community


Our most recent project was to build a new the school accommodation hostel. Many children are faced with a 2-3 hour walk to and from school at the end of each day, which unfortunately means children often miss school days.

Through the tremendous efforts of West Yorkshire Scout Leaders, who raised the funds for the build and spent October 2008 working in Melamchi with local tradesman to build the dormitory, more children are now able to access full time education. CAN and the Melamchi community are greatly indebted to Graham and Julie Earnshaw and their Scout Leader colleagues.

Melamchi School continues to achieve very high academic results and this will be further helped by the efforts of King’s School Grantham Lower Sixth. The boys have raised over £7,500 for CAN and have provided scientific equipment (donated by Labaid).

CAN funds two teachers, teaching materials, musical instruments, training in the use of these instruments and library books.

CAN supported the purchase of cultural musical instruments and training for the school.


CAN operates a local Health Clinic run by the nurses based at the Milarepa Health Post. It also provides health education, a worming programme and first aid training. A nurse is now permanently based at Melamchigaun and in January 2011 our new Health Post was opened was opened in partnership with Surgery Nepal, which will greatly improve the health care in around the the village. Doug and Trish Scott officially opened the HP in 2011.

CAN has helped extend the kitchen garden, developed fruit cultivation, goat raising and vegetable cultivation programmes. It has also provided the community with group formation and mobilisation support.

CAN has also help refurbish the Gompa and also the Community Centre the nearby Nukote village.

Health Post Report 2011 – 2012 Click here to view a report (pdf) from our nurses at the Health Post which details patient numbers and treatments given during this year.


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