Rotary supports Nurse Training in Darjeeling


Details have arrived of the first two nurses to undergo training sponsored by Pontefract Rotary Club via the Darjeeling Children"™s Trust. This includes the cost of accommodation and food along with uniforms and books.

Prerna Thatal aged 22 is training at Gaya Ganga Hospital. Prerna had completed the 1st year of the 3½ year course using funding from her family who had spent their entire life savings and so she would not have been able to continue without our support.

Samiksha Pradhan also aged 22 is training at Eden Hospital in Darjeeling. Samiksha’s father wanted to support her in becoming a nurse, but sadly died before that was possible. With Rotary’s support via the DCT she is now able to fulfil his dream. Samiksha is also committed to helping the Kripasaran Buddhist Mission Orphanage when she qualifies.

Samiksha commenced work on the wards after the festival of Dusseera (22nd Oct. 2015). Vocational training in India is still organised on traditional lines, so Samiksha is living in the nurses’ hostel. There is no free time - mobiles and visitors are not permitted. At first, Samiksha found it difficult, but is now coping.