UMRC – Upward Mobility Rehabilitation Centre LTD (NGO)

Tansen is nestled in the foothills of the Himalaya about 300km west of Kathmandu with a rural community of around 50,000 people. It is a very poor country with no health system. With its incredibly steep terrain and treacherous pathways, many of the local farmers sustain injuries from broken bones to life altering spinal cord injuries whilst foraging for food and farming.

In the heart of Tansen is the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) an NGO which has operated a hospital facility for the past 40 plus years, and is the only hospital serving the poor people in the region. Given the overwhelming occurrence of injuries to the locals and the understaffed and under resourced facilities a need for a rehabilitation centre is urgent. Many of the patients are sent home without the necessary rehabilitation and equipment required for them or their families to learn to live with their injuries. This leads to patients suffering high rates of depression, pressure sores, infection and sadly suicide.

Welcome the UMRC – Upward Mobility Rehabilitation Centre. A place where patients ad their families will live, learn, rehabilitate and work immediately after being discharged from hospital. Families will transition towards moving the patient and family back to their home community with a strong sense of wellbeing, support and training. Companion businesses and supporting infrastructure will be based on site to generate a profit and ideally patients and their families could be included in these businesses during their stay.

Land has been acquired just a short distance from the UMN Hospital and SILO has the amazing opportunity to partner with this amazing idea to develop the UMRC design. We look forward to creating something special and amazing for the people of Nepal that lasts for generations to come and serves the people of Tansen and its surrounds.