Canadians making a difference

After a blitz of work at SIRC, and a short mountain flight to view the Himalayas, Karen flew out yesterday and is en route right now for Toronto.  Esha treated us both to a night at the very nice Meribel Resort in Dhulikhel so we were like princesses on Friday night.  I enjoyed and G&T on the balcony … ahhhh!

Karen and I at the Meribel Resort in Dhulikhel

Karen and I at the Meribel Resort in Dhulikhel

While at SIRC, Karen worked on a performance management template to be used by the heads of department and admin staff initially, which will then be cascaded to the remainder of the staff later this year.  Karen also worked on a succession plan by department which was hugely helpful.  And had a ton of fun facilitating a team building session for heads of department in an effort for the various departments to work well together.  This session was a big hit, they had lots of fun and hope Karen will return! Karen did an amazing job at SIRC in such a short period of time – 8 business days and accomplished so much!  Thank you Karen. Meanwhile, Jolene survived her trek to Poon Hill in the Annapurna Region, seeing the elephants in Chitwan, and  is currently catching up on creature comforts in Kuala Lumpar before heading to Vietnam for a month.  I have such pity for her …. not!  She liked the trek so much she is already recruiting for a trek to Annapurna Base Camp next year.  Jai Jolene! On Sunday, en route to Banepa, I stopped off at Child Haven to deliver a donation of readers, crayons, pencils etc from Yvonne Sayson, Investment Counsellor at PHNIC.  Kanya and team were thrilled as can be seen by the photo.  Thank you so much Yvonne, you are as generous as ever!

Kanya and team accepting Yvonne's donation at Child Haven, Arubari in Kathmandu

Kanya and team accepting Yvonne’s donation at Child Haven, Arubari in Kathmandu

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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