Author: swolpin

Putting Shoes on Children’s Feet: Running with Mira Rai in Sano Dumma

  A little over a month ago we were contacted with a special request to help purchase shoes for children in Mira Rai’s home village of Sano Dumma  in a remote part of eastern Nepal.  Many of the children there wear plastic sandals, flip flops, or go barefoot. The board weighed the proposal and thanks to your […]

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A few more pictures and notes from our site visit to Buddhanilkantha Public School earlier this month. Even though the bathroom has been in use for several months, and we have had our ribbon cutting ceremony, there are still some finishing touches to do. Construction in Kathmandu is always challenging! We sat down with the […]

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We are very happy to pass on this progress report from Raju Kati, a practicing optometrist at Dhulikhel Hospital.  Wide Open Vistas was able to provide a micro-research grant in 2015 (approx  $870) to Raju and his team so that they could purchase much needed tools for screening pediatric patients with vision issues. To date, they have screened 438 […]

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Preliminary Designs for New Girls Bathrooms at Budhanilkantha Govt. School

We are still working on the minutes from the October 2nd board meeting but a great thing to come out of it was approval of Dorjee Sherpa’s proposal to use the earthquake funds (up to $15,000 USD) at Budhanilkantha school in northern Kathmandu to help build adequate bathroom facilities for the female students. There is a […]

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First micro-research grant award – Pediatric Vision Screening

We are excited to announce that our first micro grant award has been awarded with the goal of improved screening of vision issues for children in Dhulikhel, Nepal. A team led by Raju Kaiti has been awarded ~$870 to purchase age-appropriate vision screening tools. Raju is an optometrist at Dhulikhel Hospital and also studying for […]

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