Sangeeta Ayithamattam, SCN, Vice President cut the ribbon of the additional room built by the SCNs for the health post at Koshidekha and handed over the keys to the government health assistant on April 27, 2016. The Sisters not only built the additional waiting room for the patients but the entire building was repaired and painted. The health post was badly damaged in the April 25, 2015 earthquake.
SCNs built a multi-purpose hall and a room for office at Koshidekha on community based land. Keshav, Secretary of Village Development Committee cut the ribbon and Sister Sangeeta inaugurated the building. Mr. Keshav said, “Navjyoti Sisters talk less, work more. They are the first ones who came to Koshidekha after the earthquake.” He also appreciated how the Sisters discussed whatever had to be done with the government agency. He stressed how the SCNs consider all especially the poorest of the poor in all their services. He further said, “We cannot thank them enough for all that they do. We are happy to support and collaborate with them.”
At the inauguration, Aisha Kavalakkattu, SCN, thanked the people of Koshihekha for their support and cooperation during the last one year. She also told them that they are our strength to carry on the work. All present applauded her for her comments.
The building is named Jyoti Samudhay Bhavan (Light Community Hall, word for word meaning).
Principal of the Koshidekha high school, Mr. Rajman said, “ Navjyoti came here as light and like a sun they give light to all equally. It’s up to us how we receive it. The people of Koshidekha are indebted to SCNs of Navjyoti, Kathmandu.”
After the inauguration of the hall, twenty-two young women began the tailoring classes. It was a great joy to see these young women running a sewing machine for the first time. They were given a note book and other needed supplies for their learning.
Sister Sangeeta visited the newly built primary school at Rotepink along with SCNs Aisha and Malini. She also visited the site where the cement hollow bricks were being made. She also was part of the distribution of nutritional food for the women with special needs.
On her way back from the village, Sister Sangeeta made a special effort to visit one of the families who uses a water purifier. She shared how many of our Sisters at Nazareth make woolen socks for the purifier. She also appreciated the initiatives of Sister Lorraine Lauter, OSU. As the name, ‘Water with Blessing’, it’s truly a blessing for the people of Thimal Beshi village which is a flood prone area.