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Alan and Megan Barker
Nepal
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Development, Health

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Alan and Megan Barker joined BMS in 2000. Their initial overseas placement was with United Mission to Nepal (2000-2004) in Kathmandu where Alan worked in management and Megan as an occupational therapist. They returned to Nepal in 2007 to work with International Nepal Fellowship (INF) in Surkhet. Alan worked in management and donor relations, training local staff. Megan developed rehabilitation services, expanding the work beyond leprosy to include other disabilities, working alongside and training Nepalese therapists. Since 2017 Alan and Megan have been living and working in Pokhara. Alan is donor and funding co-ordinator and Megan works in the field of OT. Alan and Megan have three children who were in Nepal with them initially but are now adults and have settled with their families in the UK, Vietnam and Switzerland.
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  • 26 Jun 2018
    A sense of belonging
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 06:18 on Jun 26th, 2018
    We have had some discouragements in the last few months, particularly related to the ongoing visa issues. However, God is good and sometimes there are moments that remind us we are in the right place. We still try to go to at least one Nepali language class each per week. Recently for each of us, as
  • 14 Jun 2018
    My ‘normal’ cycle to work
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 08:59 on Jun 14th, 2018
    June 2018 Our bikes As I left the house this morning and set off down the road on my bicycle, a few thoughts struck me. Most of which would come under the title of ‘don’t do this at home’! Or, ‘a different kind of normal’. this road aint big enough for the both of us! First of all, I had t
  • 29 May 2018
    A Tale of Two Weddings
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 15:29 on May 29th, 2018
    We have been helping our daughter and her fiancé to arrange their wedding. It’s a little complicated as it will stretch over the course of a week in the summer with two ceremonies in two different counties. One in the UK and one in Switzerland, as her fiancé is from there. The biggest problem ha
  • 16 May 2018
    And the gap gets wider
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 08:25 on May 16th, 2018
          At work I see patients who have no water in their home and may have to walk anything up to an hour to the nearest source. They have no toilet and just a small room for the whole family to live and sleep in. Last week we heard the sad news that half the houses in a village burned
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  • 2 Aug 2018
    The Latest from Alan
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 14:42 on Aug 2nd, 2018
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    The Latest from Megan
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 14:41 on Aug 2nd, 2018
  • 16 Mar 2017
    Introducing Alan Barker
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 16:26 on Mar 16th, 2017
  • 16 Mar 2017
    Introducing Megan Barker
    Posted by Alan and Megan Barker at 16:26 on Mar 16th, 2017
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