Education  Nepal Project #24824

Nisha Tamang Memorial Fund for Scholarships

by PHASE Nepal Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Site Visit Verified

PHASE nurse Nisha died in a helicopter crash while accompanying a sick new mother, who was being airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment with her 5 day old baby. In her memory PHASE Nepal set up a scholarship memorial fund which would enable underprivileged children from Nisha's home town or from her working area in Gorkha to complete their education. PHASE Nepal had hoped to raise US$25,000/- .All the staff of PHASE Nepal contributed salary of one day to the memorial fund which amounted to USD 2,600. US$ 675 was raised through Global giving and GBP 1,752/- was raised in the UK. Unfortunately the amount collected was not sufficient for the interest to raise enough money for an ongoing scholarship fund. Therefore the Board of PHASE Nepal decided to share the funds between the families of Nisha and of Preeti, the young mother who also died in the crash. The total raised fund amounted to approximately.. USD 5,870. The PHASE board, along with the parents of Nisha and husband of Preeti decided to give Nrs 500,000/- to Nisha's family for the education of her brother and Nrs 87,772/- to Preeti's husband for the education of his son. This meeting was held on 3rd July, 2017.

Attached is the thank you letter given by Dil Bahadur, husband of Preeti on receiving the fund. The following is the translation into English:

“Although fate has taken away all my joy, for all your support, I would like to tell you from my heart:

My Heartfelt Thank you!

As the sun sets, my son says ‘Mother did not come’, as he searches in every direction, his eyes fill with tears and he starts crying-  I am also unable to control my tears, there is nothing I can do nowadays than cry with him. My son doesn’t know that on the 8th August last year, his mother died when the Fishtail helicopter she was being airlifted in crashed in Vedini forest in Nuwakot district. My son lost his mother forever and I lost my life’s companion.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the organisation PHASE Nepal and the whole PHAE family for their generous financial support to help me educate my son. – Dil Bahadur ” 


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PHASE’s staff nurse Nisha, who died last August, was hardworking, sincere and committed to serving the poor and needy people. She had left an easy job of instructor in a medical college to work with PHASE Nepal in remote Sirdibas VDC, Gorkha district that was badly affected by the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015. On 8th August, 2016 Nisha was on duty accompanying a young mother named Preeti and her 5 day old baby on their journey to hospital: The women had a serious postpartum infection and the baby had a fever. Both were being airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment. Three other family members of the new mother were also on board. Tragically, due to bad weather and poor visibility, the helicopter crashed and all the passengers including Nisha died in the crash.

Nisha always gave importance to education and had promised her younger brother to put him through college. To honour Nisha’s memory, PHASE Nepal decided to set up a fund to commemorate her commitment, sincerity and dedication towards education. The fund will be utilized to educate under privileged and needy children from Nisha's home village or from the village in which she was working. All of the staff at PHASE Nepal donated one day of salary towards setting up the fund which amounted to Nrs 260,305/ (US $ 2600).  $675/ has been raised from GlobalGiving and Virgin Money Giving in the UK has raised 1752 pounds. PHASE Nepal hopes to collect US$25,000/- which will enable under privileged children to gain education. But even after 9 months, sufficent fund has not been raised to fulfill the objective. PHASE Nepal has planned to donate 100,000/- (Nepali Rupees) to Laxmi daughter of Preeti, lactating mother who died in the crash for her education and the decision on utilization of remaining fund will be done in the immediate future. PHASE Nepal is still expecting additional fund and requests all the generous donors to kindly donate towards a noble cause of educating under privileged children in memory of Nisha. 

PHASE’s staff nurse Nisha, who died last August, was hardworking, sincere and committed to serving the poor and needy people. She had left an easy job of instructor in a medical college to work with PHASE Nepal in remote Sirdibas VDC, Gorkha district that was badly affected by the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015. On 8th August, 2016 Nisha was on duty accompanying a young mother named Preeti and her 5 day old baby on their journey to hospital: The women had a serious postpartum infection and the baby had a fever. Both were being airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment. Three other family members of the new mother were also on board. Tragically, due to bad weather and poor visibility, the helicopter crashed and all the passengers including Nisha died in the crash.

Nisha always gave importance to education and had promised her younger brother to put him through college. To honour Nisha’s memory, PHASE Nepal decided to set up a fund to commemorate her commitment, sincerity and dedication towards education. The fund will be utilized to educate under privileged and needy children from Nisha's home village or from the village in which she was working. All of the staff at PHASE Nepal donated one day of salary towards setting up the fund which amounted to Nrs 260,305/ (US $ 2600).  $675/ has been raised from GlobalGiving and Virgin Money Giving in the UK has raised 1752 pounds. PHASE Nepal hopes to collect US$25,000/- which will enable under privileged children to gain education. PHASE Nepal requests all the generous donors to kindly donate towards a noble cause of educating under privileged children in memory of Nisha. 

Nisha was hardworking, sincere and committed to serving the poor and needy people. She had left an easy job of instructor in a medical college to work with PHASE Nepal in remote Sirdibas VDC, Gorkha district that was badly affected by the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015. On 8th August, 2016 Nisha was on duty accompanying a young mother named Preeti and her 5 day old baby. The women had serious postpartum infection and the baby had fever. Both were being airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment. Three other family members of the lactating mother were also on board. Unfortunately the helicopter crashed in Nuwakot and all the passengers including Nisha died in the crash.

Before her death, Nisha had promised her younger brother, who will complete his schooling this year, that she would educate him in Kathmandu. She would have funded his education from the salary she was drawing from PHASE Nepal. Unfortunately Nisha's death has put her brother's further education at risk. Due to the importance Nisha gave to education, PHASE Nepal decided to set up a fund to honor her commitment, sincerity and importance to education. The fund will be utilized to educate under privileged and needy children from Nisha's home village or from the village in which worked.  All of the staff at PHASE Nepal donated one day of salary towards setting up the fund which amounted to Nrs 260,305/ (US $ 2600).  $650 has been raised from GlobalGiving and Virgin Money Giving in the UK has raised 1752 pounds. PHASE Nepal hopes to collect US$25,000/- which will enable under privileged children to gain education.

 

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PHASE Nepal

Location: Kathmandu - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.phasenepal.org
Project Leader:
Maya Gurung
Kathmandu, Kathmandu Nepal

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