NLT Headquarters Building – Funding Needed

Many of you will be aware that our headquarters building in Kathmandu has been under threat of demolition for some time, due to the government intention to significantly widen the road adjacent to the building. In November last year, we knocked down the front wall as a first step but were still waiting for confirmation of the demolition line, etc. Now some nearby businesses and houses have been demolished and so the outcome seems inevitable. As a further step, the team at Kathmandu have built a new workshop on top of the NLT guest house next door, and have now begun to extend the existing ...

Sorry for being Off-Line for a while!

Our apologies to all those who visit our website from time to time, and have found us unavailable for the last three weeks. Sadly, some unkind person with too much time on their hands managed to hack into the website and damage it to the point where it needed a complete rebuild. We are grateful to our Webmaster, Dave, for restoring it to working order, and we will try and get the content back up to date as soon as we can. The NLT UK Team

Eye clinics at Lalgadh boosted by new equipment

Leprosy can cause blindness due to damage to the eye from corneal ulcers. These can occur because leprosy often damages the nerve that enables the eyes to feel pain and without that pain, dust and grit can get into the eye and be unnoticed. The damage that results can lead to infection which can cause permanent blindness. This means that regular eye tests for vulnerable patients are important to spot damage early. Our equipment has been very old fashioned up until now, and a technology update was long overdue. A charity called Mission for Vision (M4V) that was established to set up eye...

Demolition of our Office is Starting

Front of the headquarters building
The Nepali Government has started moving ahead again on the road widening scheme that affects our headquarters office in Kathmandu. For some time they were trying to decide whether they would pay any compensation or not, but a few days ago, they suddenly presented NLT Nepal with a cheque for about £14,000 and told them to get on with the demolition. It therefore looks as if our hopes of avoiding this very difficult process are in vain, and the workshop activity, and the office activity will have to move into the neighbouring "Longhouse", which used to provide sheltered accommodation to var...

Hello World – I’ve got wheels!

Sushmita with her Mum and Dad
Sushmita lives in Lalgadh Village, a half hour walk from Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre. Her Mum and Dad live in a very basic house and earn a small income from daily waged employment. A great challenge for them has been that their daughter Sushmita has cerebral palsy and is very disabled by it in every way, being unable to speak or control her muscles. There are no national facilities for children disabled in this way and only very few independent services available. Most children in Sushmita's condition would not normally survive very long in Nepal and it is an amazing testimony to the ...

Summer Soiree

barbershop 1
Thursday 10th started off very overcast and threatening, so how would the evening pan out?  Well, there was no need to worry as the evening was  warm and sunny.  The guests enjoyed being alongside the river whether it was on the towpath or looking out from the balcony. The star turn of the evening was ‘The Barber Shop Choir’ who mesmorised their female audience with their renditions of songs from various musicals.  Many encores were requested and certainly their presence next year is definitely a requirement. There was plenty of food and Pimms to enjoy while the raffles were being drawn....