A few photos of SIRC

The following are a few photos I took of SIRC.  Might give you some context on where I work.

Entrance to SIRC

Entrance to SIRC, staff bus (yellow) is on the right.  It brings the staff to and from Kathmandu daily.

Esha's office, I work at the  meeting table on the right.

Esha’s office, I work at the meeting table on the right.

Accounts and Admin

Accounts and Admin

Shyam (Finance guy) being smart and working in the sun!

Shyam (Finance guy) being smart and working in the sun!

Wheelchair practice course for patients to learn how to use their wheelchair on all sorts of terrain.

Wheelchair practice course for patients to learn how to use their wheelchair on all sorts of terrain.

Ramp from rooftop to ground floor

Ramp from rooftop to ground floor

Family members of the patients to all the caring for the patients,including laundry, set out to dry on the roof.

Family members of the patients do all the caring for the patients,including laundry, set out to dry on the roof.

Four cooks prepare 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks for over 100 people (51 patients, their carers and staff).

Four cooks prepare 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks for over 100 people (51 patients, their carers and staff).

One of the cleaning staff at the nursing station

One of the cleaning staff at the nursing station

Vocational Training room - computer training for patients

Vocational Training room – computer training for patients

Vocational Training room - patients making felt items for sale to tourists

Vocational Training room – patients making felt items for sale to tourists

Vocational Training room - patients learning how to sew

Vocational Training room – patients learning how to sew

Halfway House (with additional halfway house under construction behind) is where the patients move to before they go home, getting used to a less wheelchair-friendly environment

Halfway House (with additional halfway house under construction behind) is where the patients move to before they go home, getting used to a less wheelchair-friendly environment

Patients catching the warmth of the sun

Patients catching the warmth of the sun

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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5 Responses to A few photos of SIRC

  1. Grace Coffey says:

    These photos really show what SIRC is all about – thanks for sharing Kate! gx

  2. Gracie says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing! You are amazing❤️
    Gracie

  3. Renu says:

    Oh such a warm and genuine feel to the place;)

  4. bkmiec says:

    Great to get a “closer look” at SIRC and your street and living space in the other post, Kate. Thanks for the photos — I love that Shyam took his desk outside—brilliant idea and we’d all be happier/healthier I’m sure, if more of us followed suit. I’ll have to chat with Katherine about that! Nice one too of patients out in the sun.

    • Kate Coffey says:

      Shyam works outside daily and uses stones to keep his papers from flying away in the wind. Accounts are done by hand here you see. I’m off out to the sun now to warm up after a busy morning inside!

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