Providing care to the elderly of Nepal
Nepal has seen so many changes in the structure and values of its society over the past 15 years. Previously, families always looked after their elderly. There was never a question on this point. But today, with the increasing poverty and lack of viable employment for the young, more and more elderly are put out on the streets or asked to find ways to care for themselves. There are no pensions in Nepal for the elderly that offer them enough to care for themselves. There are no ‘Homes for the Elderly’ that offer affordable care. Shenpen Elderly would like to alleviate some of the burden these elderly experience. Our focus is in the area of eye camps for the elderly, concentrating on cataract prevention and surgery.
We are also working with a home for elderly women in Mata Tirtha (about 15km west of Kathmandu) where we provide a meal a day for 25 abandoned elderly.
Eye Camp-'Sundarijal' Posted Nov 16, 2016 By Anamika Aryal
‘Gokarneshwor Scouts’ in collaboration with ‘Tilganga Eye Hospital’, organized an Eye camp at Sundarija, Nayapati-Genius School on Saturday,12th November 2016, which was supported by Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen. When I reached the location around 7:30 am, there were already many people lining-up for the registration which commenced at 8am. Scout volunteers…