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Sharmila Tamang

Sharmila Tamang is proud to say that she is the first girl to complete the SLC from the Tamang community in her area. From a remote area of Lalitpur, she used to walk an hour to get to school every day. She lived with her mother and her grandparents, who earn their living through subsistence farming. She completed her schooling from Shree Buddha School

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Anita Tamang

Originally from Nuwakot, Anita lived with her aunt in Lubhoo, Lalitpur. Since her mother passed away a few years ago, her home environment was not favorable for her to continue her education, so she decided to come to Lalitpur for her studies. She had to work under extremely trying circumstances to support herself during her school years. She finished her 10th grade from Siddhimangal

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Bibek Shrestha

Bibek Shrestha is from Baluwa, an hour’s walk from the main road in Kabhre. With very little land in their name, his mother, a single parent, supports him and his younger brother by working as a daily wage laborer. His mother looks to him to do well at school to support the family. Bibek has cultivated his resolve to excel in school as a

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Suraj Parajuli

Suraj comes from a remote village in Sindhupalchok, one of the hardest hit districts after the earthquakes. His family lost their home along with all their belongings in these earthquakes. These tragedies have not affected Suraj’s enthusiasm to work hard and look ahead into the future. He has a passion for animal science, and he wants to become a veterinary doctor. He is now

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Sushila Thapa Magar

Sushila believe that one can achieve success only when they get a favorable environment to supplement their education. She understands the herculean task ahead of her for her to fulfill her ambitions. She is a hardworking student with a competitive attitude. Originally from Ramechhap, Sushila’s family moved to Lalitpur eight years ago. Her father works in a garment factory in Kathmandu to support the

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Rojina Khadka

Rojina was the top student in her class both academically and in extracurricular activities. She was especially good at debates. Her confidence came across clearly in our selection interview. Her father supports the family by working as a driver. She wishes to become a doctor in the future. Despite her financial situation, she is determined to pursue her dream. She is now studying science

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Manisha Deshar

Manisha Deshar was an exemplary student at Jyotidaya Cooperative School; she completed her secondary schooling there before becoming a Samaanta fellow. She is a hardworking student who has had tremendous success both academically and in extra-curricular activities. She comes from a large family of 10 people, and they depend mainly on farming to earn a living. With Samaanta’s help, she is enrolled at V

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Pema Chhoeden Tamang

Pema completed her SLC from Mahaboudha School, two hours walk from her home in Yalbang, Humla. As the eldest of four siblings, she has had to shoulder a lot of responsibilities at home since her father passed away a few years ago. She was still a very active student at school and participated in many extra-curricular activities. A little shy but enthusiastic about the

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Dipesh Bhujel

Dipesh has already achieved a lot despite the odds. Without much agricultural land to depend on, his father, a single parent, supports the family by selling handmade bamboo baskets. A hard working student with a sense of responsibility, he tried to help his family’s financial situation by working as a house painter on daily wages during the break after his SLC exams. Unfortunately, the

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Utsav Sapkota

Utsav

Despite pressures to study science owing to his excellent performance in SLC, Utsav enrolled in management faculty. He was nervous about attending an English medium school and living in the city. However, he has adapted to his new environment with ease and has continued to perform very well academically. Besides, Utsav has really blossomed into a mature and responsible young adult. He eagerly participated

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