NYF Highschool Scholarship Student
Nepal Youth Foundation's January 2012 Bi-Annual Scholarship Report from Kathmandu includes this fabulous news:
NYF's Scholarship students consistently outperformed the national Pass Rate by leaps and bounds. For the "School Leaving Certificate" (the rough equivalent of our 10th Grade, and a notoriously difficult exam), the national pass rate average was 65%. Yet of NYF Scholarship Students, the average pass rate was 80%.
And, the difference increases from there:
For the 11th Grade test, the national rate is 39%, NYF Scholarship Students, 87%;
12th Grade national rate, 46%, NYF Scholarship Students, 80%;
Bachelor's 1st Year national rate, 23%, with NYF Scholarship Students passing at 67%.
And, remember, these Scholarship Students are not from the privileged classes and castes. The Nepal Youth Foundation and its donors support the welfare and education of the least fortunate children of Nepal's society, many of whom were destitute and without any family to support them. Of our Scholarship recipients, 49% are from the Janajati, an ethnic minority, and 18% are of the Dalit community, one of the historically "untouchable" sects. As with every one of our Scholarship recipients, the remaining 33% of our high-acheiving Students (children of other Nepali ethnicity) would not have the opportunity of an education without the help of NYF.
Help these children gain the education that will make them leaders in Nepal and, perhaps, in the World. For as little as $100 a year, NYF provides books, paper and pencils, school uniforms, and pays the school fee. Through these modest investments, NYF's donors are giving more than hope and education. They are providing the opportunity to change an entire culture, one deserving student at a time.
To read more about Nepal Youth Foundation's Village Scholarship Program and our other projects in Nepal, please visit our website, www.nepalyouthfoundation.org