Bidula Trust


Bidula Trust is a voluntary charity organization without profit and political motives. The Trust is registered with the Government of Nepal/CDO (registration number 3559) and affiliated with the Government of Nepal/Social Welfare Council (affiliation number 35332) in 2012. The Trust has pure social mission of cancer incidents reduction through preventive awareness, preventive screening and studies in Nepal.

Vision

A society well- informed of and well-protected with preventive measures against cancer

Specific long term purposes

  •     Maximize cancer prevention awareness in the Nepalese society
  •     Maximize cancer preventive screening in the Nepalese society
  •     Contribute and involve in researches and surveys related to cancer
  •     Collaborate with other organizations in preventive and screening programs for cancer incidents reduction in Nepal.

Background information

Bidula Trust is established in fond memory of Late Mrs. Bidula Shrestha, a highly social and an ever smiling personality with long involvement in women economic empowerment. She passed away of ovarian cancer at the age of 45 years on 28 November, 2011. She bravely fought against the disease for two complete years.

Bidula Trust has been founded at the initiative of her husband, Vijay Shrestha, family and friends aimed at the sole purpose of contributing to the reduction of cancer incidents through preventive awareness and screening.

Bidula Trust initially intends to focus on two principal activities: a) conducting awareness programs, and b) conducting preventive screening programs.

Bidula Trust, as an ad hoc body, contributed five wheel chairs to Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital in December, 2011.

Bidula Trust, immediately after registration with the Government of Nepal and affiliation with the Social Welfare Council of the Government of Nepal, conducted its first awareness-cum-screening program on 22 December, 2012. With the help of Dr. Jasmine Joshi, Gynecologist and Change Nepal, a Nepali NGO, the Trust conducted the program on cervical cancer awareness and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) in the office of Change Nepal, Thamel. Twenty ladies in the age bracket of 30-60 years of age benefited from the program.

In 2014, the Trust aims to conducts one VIA program every two months. The last programs were conducted in Pokhara and Sauraha with support of Raniban Retreat and Chitwan Adventure Resort respectively. On April 26, 2014, the Trust is holding such a program for Women for Human Rights, in Kathmandu.

Bidula Trust plans to conduct such a program on an ongoing basis in the days to come. The Trust will create a pool of medical experts as well as volunteers for this purpose. At the initial phase, the Trust intends to use internal sources of fund for running its programs.

For more information please visit www.bidulatrust.org

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