Project #8253

Give Hope and an Education to 7 Kids in Nepal

by The Ama Foundation
Mar 18, 2013

Ashok is Achieving his Goals in Computer Science

Once again, many thanks to our Global Giving donors for helping our childrens' dreams come true. One of the seven older Ama Ghar children benefiting from Global Giving education donations is Ashok, who is pursuing his dreams of becoming a programmer by getting his Bachelor's in Computer Science - he only has one more year to go!

Ashok has always been a bright and talented young man - he is one of the best English speakers at Ama Ghar. When we first received some donated computers for the kids to learn on, Ashok was only ten years old. He taught himself word processing and spreadsheet programs, and like all the children, he was particularly interested in learning to work on photographs in PhotoShop! By the time he was old enough to take Computer Lab in school, he was already a whiz.

In addition to his schoolwork, Ashok is one of the Ama Ghar children who benefits from a Saturday morning computer class, taught pro bono by an I.T. company in Kathmandu. He is definitely one of their best students, so we hope that there may be a job awaiting him at this company - but if not, he will surely qualify for something else in Kathmandu's burgeoning I.T. community.

This is an unbelievable opportunity for a boy who was born to a family in a remote village who couldn't support him - if he had not come to Ama Ghar, he would probably be working as a menial worker or a field hand... but thanks to your support and our Ama Ghar mission of supporting these children until they can support themselves, he will soon achieve his dream of becoming a computer programmer - what you do makes such a difference. Thank you!


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The Ama Foundation

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Cathy Clifton
Communication Director
Kathmandu, Nepal

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