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Nisha Tamang Memorial Fund

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Passed away: 08/08/2016

16th August 2016
 
Dear friends and supporters,
It has now been a week since PHASE staff nurse Nisha died in a tragic helicopter accident while accompanying her patient, Preeti Gurung, to hospital in Kathmandu. With them the pilot, Preeti’s son and three of her relatives also perished.
Nisha was a bright, determined and vital young woman, who had left an easy job as a college instructor to work with PHASE in remote communities. She was much loved by all she worked with, and her immediate colleagues are devastated by her death.
Joining her parents and two young brothers in their grief, the PHASE family has been thinking and talking about how best to commemorate Nisha and come to terms with our loss.
One of the stories her mother shared with us during this week of mourning was that Nisha had decided to go to nursing college without consulting her parents, but once she had enrolled, they did everything to support her, including selling property.
Recently, Nisha had been promising her brother, who is due to finish class 10 this year, that she would bring him to Kathmandu and fund his further education from her income with PHASE.
Given her own determination to improve the lives of people in remote areas and her promise to her brother to support his studies, it seems fitting to keep her memory alive by supporting young Nepalis in similar goals:
The PHASE team (in consultation with her parents) has decided to open a separate account, dedicated to Nisha’s memory, for scholarships for higher education. – The exact details will be decided after careful thought and discussion, but the principle will be that this fund shall support young people from Nisha’s home community (including her own brothers) and from Sirdibas, where she had worked, as well as potentially some of her colleagues from PHASE, to study (for example) up to bachelors level.
Everyone in PHASE Nepal (board and staff) will be contributing to this fund in some way, but we are also asking our supporters to join us in this effort:  With your help we can create a memorial which is worthy of Nisha and will keep her name and memory alive for many years to come.
Thank you very much for your friendship and support in this difficult time.

16th August 2016 

Dear friends and supporters

It has now been a week since PHASE staff nurse Nisha died in a tragic helicopter accident while accompanying her patient, Preeti Gurung, to hospital in Kathmandu. With them the pilot, Preeti’s son and three of her relatives also perished.


Nisha was a bright, determined and vital young woman, who had left an easy job as a college instructor to work with PHASE in remote communities. She was much loved by all she worked with, and her immediate colleagues are devastated by her death.

Joining her parents and two young brothers in their grief, the PHASE family has been thinking and talking about how best to commemorate Nisha and come to terms with our loss.

One of the stories her mother shared with us during this week of mourning was that Nisha had decided to go to nursing college without consulting her parents, but once she had enrolled, they did everything to support her, including selling property.  Recently, Nisha had been promising her brother, who is due to finish class 10 this year, that she would bring him to Kathmandu and fund his further education from her income with PHASE.


Given her own determination to improve the lives of people in remote areas and her promise to her brother to support his studies, it seems fitting to keep her memory alive by supporting young Nepalis in similar goals:The PHASE team (in consultation with her parents) has decided to open a separate account, dedicated to Nisha’s memory, for scholarships for higher education. – The exact details will be decided after careful thought and discussion, but the principle will be that this fund shall support young people from Nisha’s home community (including her own brothers) and from Sirdibas, where she had worked, as well as potentially some of her colleagues from PHASE, to study (for example) up to bachelors level.

Everyone in PHASE Nepal (board and staff) will be contributing to this fund in some way, but we are also asking our supporters to join us in this effort.  With your help we can create a memorial which is worthy of Nisha and will keep her name and memory alive for many years to come.


Thank you very much for your friendship and support in this difficult time.

The PHASE Team

Total donations: £1,445.00

Margaret

01.10.16

£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Nisha's dedication was inspirational. I hope her family will find comfort in how much she was valued by Phase and that other young people will benefit from this fund

Richard Garlick

10.09.16

£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Phil Powell (CAN)

01.09.16

£25.00

This underlines the tremendous dedication and bravery of rural nurses like Nisha. Thinking of Nisha's family and all the PHASE community. Best wishes.

Mandy Jenkinson

31.08.16

£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Anonymous

29.08.16

£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

Anonymous

26.08.16

£20.00

Sally Nevitt

25.08.16

£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Martin

25.08.16

£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

In the service of others

Anonymous

25.08.16

£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Lee Cox

25.08.16

£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Such a sad loss for the family and community. She sounded like a wonderful and brave woman, just at the start of a selfless career. PHASE must be so proud of her and sad to lose her.

 

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