School’s Opening Late JuneThe new school year usually opens (mid- April). Because of the pandemic many of them were sent back to their villages without internet access.
There are plans to go back to school at the end of June. Some girls will be supported via their village schools rather than come back to Kathmandu right away.
Pabitra recently sent us a break down of where the kids will be going to school. The name and location of the school are listed first with the children attending those schools following. The two schools listed in Boudha are in Khatmandu and those children are (and have been) at the Bright Nepal Hostel under Pabitra’s direct care and provision. The other’s school fees and expenses are being provided for by Bright Nepal. All support money continues to come mainly from godparent’s donations.
Samata Shiksha Niketan, Boudha.
Neeru Waiba… She is 19 years old and she is currently pursuing Business Studies. The Bachelors’ course is total of 4 years and due to this pandemic she is still in 1st year or else would have been in 2nd year. She has been volunteering as a School teacher for primary classes under same campus.
Sunita Waiba.. She is currently in her senior high school (GradeXII) and pursuing management. She has been volunteering as a School teacher for middle classes under same campus.
Ang Maya Sherpa.. She is currently in her senior high school (GradeXII) and pursuing management.
Asmita Waiba… She is currently in her senior high school (GradeXI) and pursuing Science.
Thangpaldhap School, Sindhupalchowk.
Laxmi Gole… She is currently studying in Grade X at her village. It is beneficial to graduate from a government school as to get a secured government official job in the future. Her sponsored money is being covering for her education expense plus her three siblings education expense too. As it is her Grade X year she would need to stay at school hostel and pay for extra tuition fees this year. So after graduating Grade X from Sindhupalchowk she will come back to Kathmandu for her High school studies.
Amit Waiba.. He is currently studying in Grade V. He is living with his parents at his village and going to school from their itself.
Susmita Waiba.. She is currently studying in Grade V. She is living with her parents at her village and going to school from their itself. Her sponsored money is paying off her and her elder sister’s School expense too who is in Grade XI.
Local School, Rasuwa.
Ghyasi Yangmo Tamang.. She is currently studying in Grade IX at her village in Rasuwa. Due to similar reasons she will be studying her junior years of school at her village and after graduating Grade X she will be back to Kathmandu for her High School. She is at her village at hostel and studying.
Kinjo Tamang.. She is at her village right now and studying in Grade VII but attending online classes only and have not started going to school due to her Asthma. As it is very risky for her to travel and study at Kathmandu now so after all this pandemic cools down and is safer then she will come back to Kathmandu for her studies.
Lord Buddha Academy, Boudha.
Bimala Lama.. She is currently studying in Grade VIII. Now, her elder siblings have started earning quite well and are a bit capable now so if God parents are having financial issues then you can sponsor half of it and half of it by her siblings.
Saraswati (Bimala) Tamang. She is currently studying in Grade VIII.
Lord Light Academy, Boudha.
Saleena Bohora.. She is currently studying in Grade V. Now, her mother have started earning quite well and are a bit capable now so if God parents are having financial issues then you can sponsor half of it and half of it by her mother.
Sagarmatha Boarding School, Balaju.
Phurbu Tamang.. She is currently studying in Grade V. She was staying at school’s hostel but due to this pandemic they were sent back to home. Now she is staying at her relative’s house and going to school.
Shiva Baba Boarding School, Swayambu.
Nisha Tamang… She is currently studying in Grade V. She is staying with her family at Swayambu itself.
I’m sending what pictures Pabitra sent me below. . .sorry it’s not everyone but if she sends more, I will send them your way. . .I just don’t want to delay sending this update any longer. Also I asked her how recent the most recent pics were and I haven’t gotten an answer yet. The ones with the body paint I’m sure were taken during Diwali. . .not sure October of 2019 or 20 though.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! during these difficult times – Angela