SLC Graduates

The founding members of the Sunrise team met 4 out of the 5 graduates back in early 2004 when they were living at a poorly run orphanage in Kathmandu. At that time they had been forced to deny they had any family but since transferring to Sunrise they have been in regular contact with their families and spend time with them throughout the year. Prior to coming to Sunrise they had received little education. Over the past 8 years, the youth have developed personally as well as academically, and are well on their way to very bright futures.

Meet the 2011 SLC Graduates in our video on YouTube.

Sunrise's first school graduate wins scholarship to Engineering college!

After much preparation, SLC (School Leaving Certificate) graduate Basudev won himself a 3 year scholarship to an Engineering College in Kathmandu.

During the 4 month holidays between graduating from school and commencing college, Basu enthusiastically undertook work experience with architect and engineering company Praj Planners and Designers in Kathmandu, gaining theoretical and practical experience.

He will again be doing practical work experience on the new Sunrise Children’s Village project during his holidays.

The other SLC graduates have also been doing practical work experience and job training;


Sujata in early 2004 and as an SLC graduate in 2011.

Sujata who is studying Business Management (major in Hotel Management) has been working full time in a hotel in central Kathmandu during her holidays and is working part time now that college has commenced.


Lokjan in early 2004 and as an SLC graduate in 2011.

Lokjan who is also studying Business Management (major in Accounting) was also working full time at a hotel in central Kathmandu in the accounts section during his school holidays before commencing college.


Ranjit in early 2004 and as an SLC graduate in 2011.

Ranjit who received a Distinction in his SLC also made us very proud also by his dedication to British Army training over the past 3 months. Unfortunately with very limited places he didn’t make the final selection, but is already training hard to apply again this year. In the meantime he is studying Science at college and wants to be an Engineer, whether in the British Army or elsewhere.


Pasang in early 2005 and as an SLC graduate in 2011.

Pasang the last of our SLC graduates for 2011 is at college also studying Business Management, and is keen to become a graphic designer. He has undertaken some work experience in a graphic design office in Kathmandu and is keen to commence a specific graphic design course in addition to his Business Management studies sometime this year.