Ashish Tamang is a five year old innocent boy. He studies in class nursery. He is the oldest among two siblings. His brother is three years old. His three member family share a rented room with his aunt. His family is from Dhading district. His parents got married in the village. Due to hardship there, they moved to Kathmandu (th largest city of Nepal) in 2014 for the sake of the family. His father started working as a labour. He could not carry out his responsibilities as a husband and a father. He became an alcoholic. In December 2010 both of his leg got injured in a bizarre incident by getting crushed under the sacks of grain that he was unloading while he was drunk.
In March 2018 her mother started working as a construction labourer. When she heard of the HOPE school, she quickly approached us. Ashish was admitted in class nursery from this new academic session. He got first position in one of the recently conducted examination. His mother has great expectations from her son. Though she falls ill very often, she never misses a chance to know about the progress of Ashish in the school. We pray and wish the best to Ashish and his widowed mother.
Yuvraj Thapa is studing in 8th Class at Adwithya Boarding High School. He is 16 years old. His four member’s family is from Ramechap district of Nepal. He was living a happy life with his parents in his village. Tragedy stuck when his mother died due to incurable tumour. This led the father to fall to alcoholism. His Father lost his job and had to sold all of his land and property. At the age of 7 Yuvraj had to leave school and worked at a tea stall in order to assist his family financially. His father used to get drunk and beat him due to which he suffered from condition known as dysarthria which means he has difficulty in speaking words.
In 2014 Yuvraj Aunt brought him in Kathmandu. He was enrolled in grade one in the HOPE school. At the beginning he couldn’t read or write simple English words. But he was very eager, sincere, committed and hardworking. He coped with the other student’s very soon and got excellent Academic Result.
After 5th class HOPE worldwide Nepal sponsored him for his Secondary Education at the local School. He passed his 7th class with grade “A+” this year. He wants to become an engineer. We wish the best for him and his family.
Shree Krishna Ghimire, 20 works in human craft Nepal as digital marketing analyst. He has been working there for more than a month now, after he attended 4 months of computer course at the HOPE worldwide Nepal VTC center.Before the training, he had no idea about the online marketing, he learnt the basics of computer, office package (MS word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel) and working online.
He said, “There were 10 of us in the training, I had a good time learning alongside my friends. The best memory I have from there is that all the participants, belonging to the same age group would joke around and laugh while learning, it was fun. Our teacher would give extra tutorial videos to learn at home based on our interests. The information and knowledge I acquired has been invaluable”. After returning to home from the training, he was very determined to learn about the SEO and Facebook Marketing.
Shree Krishna’s is doing quite well. He makes around NRs 10,000-20,000 (about $100 to $200 USD) every month. Shree Krishna plans to flourish from in the future, by establishing his own digital marketing company. He says “I want to thank Hope worldwide Nepal for helping me to increase my computer skills and my confident. I used to be a very shy person. I hardly used to speak. I can now easily carry out a conversation. During the training, the facilitator would give us to do presentation on different topics, after which we had to explain everyone about the subjects. “ “I think HOPE worldwide Nepal helped me move in the right direction. I don’t know what I would’ve done without their support. I have also come to realize how important technology is in today’s world.” Shree Krishna is one beneficiary among the many young people who have received vocational training from Hope Nepal.
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.
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.
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.