About the LDC, the Life Development Center In 2010, the LDC was founded and built by the Stichting Kumari, our long life friend Monique Derwig. The center is located 25km outside of Kathmandu and takes care of mentally disabled children. Each of these children is living in the center and is supported 24/7 by an experienced staff of social workers. The LDC is led by Rekha and Rajesh Manandhar and Ritesh Manandhar. They all individually have more than 25 years of experience in helping mentally disabled children. This is the only center with this amount of vast experience and structure, in the whole of the Kathmandu Valley.
Himalayan Care Hands is supporting the local staff by hiring additional administrative employees so that the staff can fully focus on the children.
Overview of mini-projects:
|Equipment needed||Total cost|
|1.||7 new uniforms for our teachers (sari, cholo)||EUR 120|
|2.||4 Magnetic white boards||EUR 100|
|3.||7 new desks and benches for the dining room and the classrooms||EUR 555|
|4.||1 new trampoline (8 foot wide) including safety net||EUR 400|
|5.||Parachute game||EUR 210|
|squeeze balls and knobby ball|
|lights and sounds ball set|
|aroma stone diffuser with aroma oils set|
|6.||1 wireless microphone with 2.5 feet high microphone stand||EUR 46|
|7.||1 Harmonium : nepali keyboard instrument similar to an organ||EUR 220|
|8.||2 Madal : hand drum||EUR 60|
|9.||1 pair of rattles||EUR 15|
Each mini-project will be purchased in Nepal to support the local community.