The Korean Health Camp, 2013

IMG_0092The Namgyal Jyangcub Choeling Monastery in Tinchuli, hosted successful health camp in October, 2013. This was conducted and sponsored by the Dongguk University and the Nagarjuna Monastery of South Korea and organized by the NR Foundation Nepal. Doctors, nurses and general volunteers from South Korea gave their precious time to check and treat more than 600 people over two days. They were assisted by own volunteers. The Korean volunteers also painted the new restrooms which now have brightly colored flowers on the outside walls. IMG_6125Many people lined up for hours to receive free treatment, medicines and spectacles according to need but many had to be turned away when the medicine ran out. Translators were there on hand to assist those that were fortunate to receive treatment. For some their happiness was evident by their smiles as they received their pair of glasses which otherwise they could not afford. Everybody who attended was satisfied.

On the last day,after a sumptuous Nepali meal, the delegation presented us with boxes of gifts, crayons and watches for the children and the medical supplies and clothes that were left over. Rinpoche thanked them for their kindness and generosity and presented them with khatas and gifts. We will not forget their kindness and hope that they will return again in 2014.