Girls Bachelor’s Education Initiative

Goal: To provide scholarships to 12 girls from the Solukhumbu for Bachelor’s degree programs in Kathmandu.

Every year, The Small World provides 40 girls from the Solukhumbu with safe lodging, clean water, school tuition, fees, uniforms, books, school supplies, additional curriculum (such as computer classes) at the Girls Higher Education hostel in Salleri, Nepal. This program supports girls in grades 11 and 12. But when they finish here, many girls want to continue their studies at the Bachelor’s level and many programs of study are only available in Kathmandu.

You can help change a life and sponsor one of these bright, motivated young women to help them continue their education in courses of study including nursing, engineering, public health, business management, social work and more.

Nursing students need a sponsorship of $1200/year for a 3 year program. 

Students of engineering, public health, business management and social work need a sponsorship of $800/year for a 4 year program. 

Sponsor a student in full or partially by donating today.

Sponsors will be matched with one of our motivated, intelligent, hard-working young women and we’ll send you information about them  – pictures, updates, progress reports and more. To discuss specific young women that need sponsorship please contact us. We’d be happy to share their stories with you!

Girls Who Need Your Support

Jamuna Rai

 

Jamuna Rai

 

 

Jamuna was born and raised in the small Solukhumbu village of Waku along with her two brothers and one sister. Jamuna had to struggle to have the chance to be in school, like many children in Waku, but she was faced with the additional challenge of being born with one leg shorter than the other, which made getting to school hard, as well as making it hard for her to adjust with other people. Despite this disability, Jamuna worked hard and found her way into grades 11 and 12 with support from The Small World, which allowed her to live and study at the hostel for higher education in Salleri, Nepal.

Jamuna completed her grade 11 and 12 studies. In three months time she headed back to her home in Waku full of pride. But on the same day she returned home, she and two of her family members were stuck by lightning. Both of Jamuna’s hands were badly burned. She is still able to write, though, and is keen to pursue her studies. Her aim in life is to help support people with disabilities. But to achieve her dream she believes she needs to study further and learn more in the field of business.

Now living with friends in Kathmandu, Jamuna, age 18, desires to start a 4-year bachelor’s course in business studies at the Pashupati Multiple Campus school.

To achieve her aim of completing her studies and helping others with disabilities, she needs a sponsor. Will you help Jamuna pursue her dreams to help others who face challenges like hers? Donate today.

 

Pasi Sherpa Pasi Sherpa SPONSORED

Age 22, wishes to study Civil Engineering at Dolakha Multi Sectorial Institute; 3-4 year program

Durga Devi Basnet Durga Devi Basnet SPONSORED

Age 17, wishes to study to be a science teacher at Mahendra Ratna Campus; 4 year program

shanti-rai-lokhim-english-12.jpg Shanti Rai SPONSORED

wishes to be a nurse; 3 year program

 

More profiles coming soon…