Sep 21, 2011

Kids Moving On To Higher Education - Thanks to You!

The graduates celebrate with brothers and sisters
The graduates celebrate with brothers and sisters

All seven children who passed their National Exams have moved on to new schools for their Class 11 and 12 higher education - the expenses of their first semester are covered, thanks to generous donors like you.

Ashok and Sajan are going to Little Angels College in Kathmandu, where they are studying Computer Science; Kalpana Pun is going to United College, a school with a very stringent admissions policy, where she is studying Management; Pabitra, Kalpana Thapa and Ganga have all gained admission to Omega College, where they're studying Languages and Hotel Management; and Laxmi is attending National Open University, working toward a Bachelor's degree in Public Health.

In August, we had a big celebration at Ama Ghar to honor them for passing their exams with such high marks - you'll find some photos of the event below. Each of the graduates invited a friend in addition to their Ama Ghar brothers and sisters, and we were also joined by six of our volunteers from the U.S. Everyone enjoyed delicious Nepali food, dancing, singing and a talent show - so a good time was had by all. We wish you could have been there!

If you know others who are interested in supporting these future leaders, please encourage them to do so - we still need funding for the remainder of this year and all of 2012. Again, thanks for your support.

Grads onstage at SLC Celebration
Grads onstage at SLC Celebration
Making a Welcome sign for the party
Making a Welcome sign for the party

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Jun 21, 2011

All 7 Kids Passed National Exams with Honors!

Ganga
Ganga

We got some wonderful news today - all 7 of our oldest children passed their national exams (called SLCs) with honors - both boys with Distinction, and all 5 girls in First Division. This national exam is very important, because if a child doesn't pass with high marks, they are not considered fit for higher education.

Because Ashok and Sajan passed with Distinction, they will perhaps be eligible for scholarships, or at least have more options open to them. The girls, Kalpana Pun, Kalpana Thapa, Ganga, Laxmi and Pabitra, will be eligible for higher education and should have their choice of course work because of their high grades.

Thank you for supporting these wonderful kids - as our friend and donor Anne said, these are the future leaders of their country... and the path to world peace is educating kids like these. Thanks for doing your part.

We've attached some individual photos - hope you enjoy.

Kalpana P.
Kalpana P.
Kalpana T.
Kalpana T.
Pabitra
Pabitra
Sajan
Sajan
Ashok
Ashok
Laxmi (L) with Santosh and Pratima
Laxmi (L) with Santosh and Pratima
 
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