Supporting women’s education

We have been delighted to support our sister organisation the Manakamana foundation now for over 7 years. The foundation provide financial assistance for specific short educational degrees, at Nepali campuses outside of the Kathmandu Valley, to train young women in skills that will be useful in their villages. We have directly supported a number of women based in the Helambu/Sinddupalchok district during the this time and hope to continue this in the years to come. Here’s some of the women helped in the last year

Anita Sunuwar Mukhiya finished her studies as a lab technician last year,
and got a job at a private clinic in Lalbandi in Sarlahi district. She earns Rs
10,000-12,000 per month (£67-£79) a good salary in rural Nepal). She
also gets room and board at the clinic.












Anita’s fellow scholarship recipient Ishwari Maya Bomjan also has landed a
similar job at a private clinic in Sindhuli, while Rajawati Basnet is working at
Namuna Hospital in Hariaun, Sarlahi.

Two young women from Rasuwa District, Som Maya Thapa
and Rojina Tamang, successfully completed their ANM degrees at a college
in Bhaktapur (in Kathmandu Valley), and both have gone back to Rasuwa and
found work, one in a remote area, and the other close to her village.
Manju Acharya is from Dolakha. She received a scholarship and earned her
CMA degree several years ago. She now has a job with a hydro-electric
project in her home area, making Rs. 25,000 per month. She returned to her
high school to tell her story to current students and to inspire other girls to
dream big and apply for scholarships.


Sita Pariyar and
Sharmila Syangtan
completed their ANM
degrees almost 10 years
ago. Both worked at the
Nepal Nutrition
Intervention Program in
Sarlahi district in the
Terai for many years,
until the funding for that
project ended. Very
resourceful and
determined to better
themselves, they are
presently enrolled in a
staff nurse certification
program at a campus in
Hetauda, and say they
want to go on after they
become staff nurses to
study BSc Nursing.






Indira Prajapati will start her CMA degree in September. Her mother works
as a day laborer in other people’s fields, and they live in a hut made from the
corrugated zinc sheet roofing material that was given out after the
earthquake of 2015.

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