Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the various BFCC projects. We need volunteers to help in any way they can to add variety to the lives of the children at the Centre.
Doctors must register with the government if they wish to treat people at Bright Future Clinic, but they are permitted to teach classes and refer patients for further treatment. We have had some successful health awareness classes.
A friend, who was a physiotherapist, worked for a week after her trek and was able to treat several patients.
We have run some women’s health clinics with the help of a local expert.
People with knowledge of computers can help in the computer centre or in BFCC.
Volunteers only need to be able to speak to children in any language to have some impact. We have had classes in art, music, singing and playing musical instruments. Perhaps you just want to be an audience while children demonstrate their skills.
You will be living in the community and will have a unique experience of life in Nepal. Netra can arrange to meet you at the airport, organize your accommodation and make sure you are looked after during your time in Kopan. He has connections with trekking companies so he can help you with trekking plans.
If you are arranging to trek with a group you could organize to extend your stay and volunteer at BFCC.
Organize to trek with Teresa, who stays in Kopan. Check out her website on www.slowtrekking.com
Bright Future Health Centre began as clinic providing help with detection of type 2 diabetes and checking blood pressure. It is now run by the local Red Cross and is a facility for visiting medical experts to run classes. Physiotherapists are permitted to practice and the trekker who volunteered was in great demand and had some very happy patients.
A small gym is attached to the clinic and several women make use of the facility.