On May 24 2017, Mr. ChristopherManion and Mr. Phillip Mole, donors from “Enhancing Community Health in Nepal” project under Big Lottery Fund (BLF) of the project, visited the project districts: Sindhupalchowk and Bhaktapur
In Badegaon VDC of Sindhupalchowk, an interaction program was organized with Health Post Staffs, Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC) members, community people and BNMT staffs. They enquired about the Mental Health and Psychosocial activities that were targeted for health workers, non-health workers and community people. The donors also noted the good practices and challenges that arose during the program.
Similarly, in Bhaktapur, they visited the Urban Health Center and observed the MHPSS help desk and enquired about the mechanism of referral function of the desk. They also visited Basu Secondary School and made direct interaction with the students regarding Menstrual Hygiene Practices and its social issues including stigma and taboos. They observed the community toilet under-construction The WASH Committee of Bhaktapur Municipality and the community people interacted with the donor representatives and highly appreciated the work done by BNMT Nepal. They also provided a token of love to the organization.