Very very exciting day yesterday at SIRC. Sir Michael Kadoorie, his wife, the British Ambassador to Nepal and other associates from Hong Kong paid a quick visit to SIRC via helicopter to officially declare open, Phase 2 of the SIRC facility. The Kadoorie Charitable Foundation originally funded the building of Phase 1 of the SIRC facility in 2008 (Mountains to Mountains from Switzerland funded the purchase of the land upon which the facility was built). This round of funding is for Phase 2 – to extend the physiotherapy and occupational therapy areas in SIRC, and build the first ever hdra-therapy pool in Nepal. Sir Michael’s visit was to officially open Phase 2, and how exciting his visit was. We don’t think two helicopters landed in Bhainsepati ever! So the SIRC neighbours came out in their droves to witness the spectacle, as did the SIRC staff and patients. The Kadoorie group stayed for over an hour where Esha (SIRC Executive Director) and Prachanda (SIRC President) along with other board members gave them a full tour of the facility, meeting staff and patients along the way. Once Phase 2 was declared open, a quick cup of tea was had, and off the group went to their next appointment.
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