CBC Spark fans – listen up!

Peter, Claire and I connected Esha Thapa, Executive Director of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) with Nora Young, the presenter of CBC Radio: Spark.  This is a weekly radio show on Canada’s national radio station that looks at the use of technology in our day to day lives.

Esha was interviewed via skype by one of the show’s producers and talked about how crucial the telephone network and mobile internet access is during a crisis – texting, calling, Facebook, Skype and Viber – coordinating and directing staff throughout the Kathmandu Valley as the Spinal Centre geared up for the significant increase in the referral of SCI patients – close to 100 patients now needing specialized care.

Well done Esha!!

Check out her interview this Sunday on CBC Radio 1 at 4pm / 4.30pm in Newfoundland.  Or via this podcast.

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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