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Kopila Valley Journal

Health Center

January 17, 2019

Chhaupadi and Change

We're saddened to hear about the news story from western Nepal of yet another tragedy as a result of chhaupadi. When this practice is followed, women and girls must sleep in a hut outside their family home while menstruating because they are considered to be unclean.

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November 25, 2018

Remembering Manisha

Six years ago this month, we lost a student to suicide. She was strong, kind and compassionate, had a beautiful smile and was quick to laugh. She always got involved in school activities, was a great dancer, loved music and performed on stage with grace and poise.

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August 20, 2018

Stories of Nepal: Meelan

"Happiness for me lies in bringing a smile in someone else’s face, giving a sense of safety to some else’s heart and spreading love wherever we go."

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July 31, 2018

Een gezond gebit in een gezond lichaam

Voor veel scholieren van de Kopila Valley School is het niet vanzelfsprekend hun tanden te poetsen voordat zij naar school gaan. Een groot aantal kinderen komt dan ook binnen met nare tandheelkundige problemen, zoals pijn door gaatjes, ontstoken tandvlees of missende tanden en kiezen. Hetgeen als vanzelfsprekend ook van invloed is op de algemene gezondheid. Ouders kunnen zich tandenborstels en tandpasta voor het hele gezin simpelweg niet veroorloven.

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July 31, 2018

Healthy teeth in a healthy body

For many students at Kopila Valley, brushing their teeth was not a daily habit before they were admitted to school. A large number of children show up to class with severe dental problems, including pain because of cavities, inflamed gums, or missing teeth, which unfortunately also affects their general health. Many of the students' guardians often can't afford toothbrushes and toothpaste for the whole family. Fortunately, dental hygiene is one of our favorite subjects at Kopila! 

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