Livability International comes through once again

The following is a post from SIRC that I thought worthwhile to reproduce here:

Stephen Muldoon of Livability International, seen here at the entrance to SIRC, surrounded by patients with Esha standing on the far left.

Stephen Muldoon of Livability International, seen here at the entrance to SIRC, surrounded by beneficiaries of the generous donation, along with Esha standing on the far left.  Photo credit SIRC

“A huge thank-you to Livability International for the generous donation of 1,838,392.68 NPR (£11,318.30 GBP). This financial support will enable us to continue to provide quality treatment and rehabilitation to the survivors of the earthquakes.

We really value the strong partnership between SIRC and Livability’s International team, which has spanned over the past 14 years and which, as a result, has directly led to the evolution of SIRC as Nepal’s first purpose build SPINAL INJURY REHABILITATION CENTRE.

After the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015 and all the aftershocks that followed SIRC took the strategic decision to deploy its staff to acute hospitals for early identification and referral of SCI survivors; and to upgrade our capacity to 200 beds to meet the needs of the newly injured. We are grateful to the Livability International team for their constant inputs, advice, mentorship and guidance during this period.

On behalf of staff and patients at SIRC we sincerely thank Livability International for your continued capacity building and financial support to SIRC as we strive towards our mission to strengthen the quality and coverage of services across the country, thereby helping ensure that many more disabled people have access to the essential services they need, in the places where they live. Together we will Build Back Better.”

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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