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Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children

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Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children
Deaf scholar Gareema learning in school
Deaf scholar Gareema learning in school

The back-to-school season in the US is a whirlwind of anxiety and excitement. As parents wonder how their child will get along with new teachers and students, they are also flooded with reminders of milestone events, extracurricular activities, and sales on anything that could possibly fit inside a backpack.

In Nepal, where school starts in the spring, families face more basic concerns like, “We can barely afford the necessities. How can we afford uniforms and school supplies?”  Impoverished families with disabled children – who are often ostracized in Nepal – face dire concerns. With additional challenges such as beloning to a low-caste, the opportunities can continue to shrink.

But thanks to your generosity, some of the most desperately poor disabled children in Nepal can proudly look forward to their school year with one goal: to learn!     

NYF is one of the largest non-governmental providers of educational scholarships in Nepal. Priority is given to female, low-caste, disabled and other marginalized students. Currently, over 1,300 children and teens are currently in school from kindergarten to university. Thank you!

Disabled School Scholars Proudly Wearing Uniforms
Disabled School Scholars Proudly Wearing Uniforms

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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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Organization Information

Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
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Twitter: @nepalyouthfound
Project Leader:
Sanju Poudel
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States
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