Story of Basanta Neupane
Among the new students is Basanta Neupane. His family of five moved from the remote and underdeveloped district of Kailali. It was not possible for them to earn a living there. Since then, his father Prem Neupane has been working as a cloth seller in the streets at public places of Kathmandu. Prem is a very hard working man, but his work does not provide him enough earnings to support his family properly. He would have never been able to save enough money to pay school fees for his children. Prem and his two brothers Desenta and Bibek Neupane were admitted to the HOPE school. He is a hardworking student and wants to become a doctor.
Story of Ranju Tamang
When her father heard of the HOPE school, he quickly approached us. Ranju was admitted into class one for this new academic session. After one month with the HOPE school she was is still very quiet and reserved in the class. The HOPE school teachers are trying their best to encourage her.
Story of Sanjay Tamang
Sanjay Tamang is a 12 year old student from Balajuheight. He has 3 sisters. His family had migrated from their village to Kathmandu with hopes of making their life financially better. Sanjay’s father worked as an labor in Kathmandu and earned Rs.500 to 800 in a day on which he was barely able to put enough food for his family on the table.
Few months back his father Ram was found to have some form of the heart disease which could not be operated so he had to stop going to his work.
Therefore his mother and elder sister had to work as an labor to earn their daily bread. As things are quite challenging for a boy of this age, Sanjay is very determined not to drop out of school and to make the most out of it. Sanjay is doing great in his studies. He wants to become an engineering.
We wish the best for him and his family.
Story of Mangala Devi Pradhanang
Ninety Eight year old Mangala Devi Pradhanang of Bhaktapur Municipality, has handed over financial assistance of NRS. 100,000 to Asha Vidyasram School located in Balaju height, Kathmandu to support the needy children. She gave this amount from her savings and from the gifts she received on her birthday. Asha Vidhyashram School is a program of HOPE worldwide Nepal. This function was organized at Iwamura College of Health Science, Bhaktapur.
Story of Rajib Bhujel
Rajib Bhujel is 8 years old student of grade 1 in HOPE school of Kathmandu. He is a confident and hardworking boy. He lives with his mother, aunt, grandmother, two cousins and three siblings (also student of HOPE school) in a two room rented house. Rajib’s mother is a lone bread winner for the family. His aunt is a victim of cancer. His uncle left his family after her aunt suffered from cancer. His mother works as a labour. Rajib and his siblings admission in HOPE School in 2017 was a great relief for his mother. His mother is very much grateful to HOPE School. She shared it would never have been possible for her to send her children in a good private school. HOPE School made it possible for him to obtain good quality education . She is happy to see her children developing into responsible and educated person.
Story of Urmila Nepali
Urmila Nepali is a student of one standard in Asha Vidhyashram School. She is seven years old girl . She was born without her right hand. She lives with her mom and relatives, nine of them share two rented rooms. and her father lives in the village far from the city. It takes more than seven days to walk to her village. No vehicles can reach there. Since the roads are not proper.Her father works as primary teacher for family livelihood. And has no income to afford quality education in city. They came to know about our school and came to us. She has great Zeal and enthusiasm. She wants to become doctor. Urmila is very fast learner and with no doubts, she is one of the bright students in her class.
It is not so easy for many children like Urmila to go to a school and get a chance to know the world outside far from the village surrounded by many hills and mountains. Due to poor focus of government and poor functionary development; for many children like Urmila who was born in a village and in a poor family, it is still impossible to think of going to school.