Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children

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"Laxmi" at School
"Laxmi" at School

In her mid 20s, “Laxmi” has a disability in both feet. She grew up in western Nepal in a family of 7 who depend on subsistence farming and seasonal labor to make ends meet. 

Despite these challenges, Laxmi was a dedicated student. Her dream was to pursue higher education, but her family, already stretched thin, simply couldn’t afford it. Thankfully, they were referred to NYF and Laxmi was selected for a Disabled School scholarship. She’s currently earning her Masters in Agriculture and hopes to serve her country as an Agro-Scientist. 

Your support is truly changing lives!

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Another recent highlight we are pleased to share is that this past spring NYF organized a consultative conference on 'Access to Education for Disabled Children and Youth'. The meeting helped to identify needs and gaps in access to education for disabled children and youth in Nepal, as well as build a stronger network of stakeholders for collaborative efforts to support them.

With your support, disabled students are reaching their full potential. Dhanyabad! 

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scholarship recipients
scholarship recipients

As one of the largest non-governmental scholarship providers, NYF grants life-changing scholarships to over 700 students each year, with a special emphasis on serving the most marginalized – including female, disabled, and low-caste children and teens.

In addition to school fees, NYF can fund the children’s living costs, medical expenses, clothing, and counseling services as needed. These scholarships ensure specialized education for children with disabilities, from grade school all the way through university in some cases!

One of these students, "Asha" is physically disabled (enormous difficulity walking). Her impoverished family could not afford medical care and educating her was simply not an option. Thankfully, a villager referred her family to NYF, forever changing her life. Asha is currently studying in the 6th grade with an NYF scholarship, doing well in her studies, receiving excellent medical care, and enjoying her childhood with friends.  

Support from friends like you makes these remarkable transformations possible. Thank you! 

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Playing sports at school despite his disability
Playing sports at school despite his disability

Thanks to your generosity and compassion, disabled Nepali students who commonly face isolation, discrimination, and stigma, are thriving through NYF’s Disabled School scholarship program.

One of these students “Prajun” is physically disabled without a right hand. His large family lives in a remote village and could not afford to send Prajun nor his brother who is also disabled to school.

Recognizing how bright Prajun is, a local school teacher encouraged his family to seek NYF support. Prajun has been attending his village school with an NYF scholarship since November 2016 and is making remarkable progress. He is in third grade and enjoys playing sports with his friends as much as he enjoys his studies.

This benefit ripples through Prajun’s family and community. His brother is learning through Prajun’s experience and his community is more accepting of both of their disabilities. 

Prajun’s future is so much brighter because people like you care.

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Bimala Receiving a Silver Medal in Para-Taekwondo
Bimala Receiving a Silver Medal in Para-Taekwondo

Thanks to caring supporters like you, 98 disabled students went to school and received healthcare through NYF’s Disabled School scholarship program last year, and had more than a 95% pass rate!

These blind, deaf, and physically-handicapped children are enrolled in regular or special schools, giving them the chance to exchange a life of isolation, stigma, and hardship for one with meaning and opportunity.

One of these students “Bimala” (pictured right) is also exceptional in sports. Despite being physically disabled, she won the Silver Medal in 3rd Asian Para-Taekwondo Open Championship in South Korea in June 2017.

On behalf of “Bimala” and all of the students in the Disabled School Scholarship program, thank you for your compassion and generosity.

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students in our disabled school program
students in our disabled school program

We are emailing to let you know about our Youth Week Campaign on GlobalGiving. International Youth Day is Saturday, August 12th, and GlobalGiving is celebrating our work for an entire week from August 7th-12th, providing matching funds and bonus prizes!

During this week, Nepal Youth Foundation will be focused on building support for our projects in Nepal that educate, shelter, nourish and empower youth to be all they can be.

Will you help?

One-Time Donation Match:

One-time contributions made at the beginning of the week will be matched dollar for dollar! The campaign starts at 9:00am EDT and Nepal Youth Foundation will be competing for the $13,000 available in one-time matching funds. Contributions up to $250 will be matched at 100% while funds remain.

Recurring Donation Match:

All recurring donations started this week will be matched at 100%! Recurring donations of all sizes provide meaningful, dependable support to power our work. As a champion of our work to educate and empower Nepali youth, we would love for you to consider starting a recurring donation during International Youth Week!

Bonus Prize Competition:

At the end of the campaign, bonus prizes of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the top three fundraising organizations and the top three organizations with the most donors.

Thank you for making this life-changing work possible!

Best,

Jacqueline Frost

Nepal Youth Foundation

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @nepalyouthfound
Project Leader:
Sanju Poudel
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States
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