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Shikshya Foundation Nepal Scholarship Program-Rebuilding Lives, Building Futures

Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Lalitpur, Kavre and Okhaldhunga

Rebuilding Lives, Building Futures

As part of our post earthquake rebuilding efforts, we have set up Shikshya Foundation Nepal Scholarship Program to provide deserving students, mostly girls, an opportunity to pursue further education after grade 10.

Till date 50 students from Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Lalitpur, Kavre & Okhaldhunga are enrolled in the scholarship program. The program provides full tuition fees, cost for uniform, books and stationery. It is also mandatory that every student must meet the Executive Board and undergo a screening process.

A boy from the Dolakha, who had passed SLC, happened to meet a student who had received our scholarship. He had come to Kathmandu just 4 days before to work as a labour, to carry loads around Balkhu in Kathmandu. When he learnt about the scholarship program, he came to meet us and asked if we could help him too. He said,”I really, really want to study”.

We could not say no!

Now he is enrolled in a technical Institute in Charikot on his way to become a Junior Technical Assistant(JTA).

Inspired by his real life incident, we are encouraged to further develop our scholarship program so that a student from the remotest part of the country can aspire to study knowing that Shikshya Foundation Nepal will help fulfill her dreams.

Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)

Saraswati Lama* was one of the first children that SFN supported since 2011. Saraswati was the oldest child at Early Childhood Development Centre, run by CNN Hero Pushpa Basnet – our first partner. ECDC houses children of prison inmates.



Recounting one of SFN’s scholarship student’s personal experiences when she visited SFN office with her aunt.


In 2015, the SFN team had visited Dolakha to meet the scholarship students and their guardians or parents. They had all walked 4 hours from Babare.


‘Underprivileged’ is such a relative term. A country as diverse as ours – how do we measure who is the most ‘needy’? We started SFN with the main objective of supporting the education of girl child.

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