Sponsorships

Thank you for sponsoring these children in one of our education scholarship programs. Your generous support will help keep the children with their families and minimise the risk of trafficking, being sent to orphanages or children’s homes in the hope of a better life and education, into early marriage or child labour. The scholarship program enables the children to stay in school, as well as providing other much needed support for them and their families. Please see here for more details.

Ashmita Tamang

Age: 9
Grade: 5
Siblings: 1 younger sister – living with their mother in Kathmandu
Lives with: Aunt, uncle and cousin
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her father passed away in a bus accident in 2015. Her single mother was unable to take care of her so she sent Ashmita to her aunt’s house to live. Her aunt is also dependent on farming which doesn’t generate enough to be able to care for her properly so she requires our support.

Roshani Bhetwal

Age: 8
Grade: 5
Siblings: 1 younger half brother 
Lives with: Grandparents, stepmother, father and half brother
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Drawing
Future aim: Artist

Background:
Her mother eloped when she was only 2 years old, after which her father re-married. He, along with her grandparents, are doing their best to meet their parental responsibilities, but their income is insufficient to educate Roshani and provide her basic needs.

Sabina Dangol

Age: 13
Grade: 5
Siblings: 1 elder sister and 1 younger brother 
Lives with: Mother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Her father passed away due to a heart attack. Since then, her mother has been taking care of Sabina and her siblings. They rely on farming and animal rearing, and it is difficult her single mother to fulfill the basic needs of Sabina and her siblings.

Bishal Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 6
Siblings: 1 elder sister – married
Lives with: Father
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Army

Background:
His mother eloped in 2013 and Bishal continued living with his father and elder sister. In 2018, his elder sister married, at the age of 15, due to poverty. His single father is sustaining his family through working as a local labourer, rearing animals and producing a small amount of food from their small plot of land.

Saru Bhujel

Age: 10
Grade: 6
Siblings: 2 younger sisters 
Lives with: Parents and siblings
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse 

Background:
Her family migrated from Solukhumbu (Everest region in eastern Nepal) as they were suffering extreme poverty. However, they are still reliant on farming and are still struggling to to meet their basic household and family expenses.           

Yunisha Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 7
Siblings: 1 elder sister, 1 elder brother and 1 younger sister
Lives with: Parents and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Science
Hobbies: Travelling
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
Her family moved from their remote village to current place for a better life and safety following the earthquake 2015 as the government marked their village in a high risk category. Her parents work as local labourers.

Rabina Mijar

Age: 13
Grade:
Siblings: 1 younger sister and 1 elder sister  
Lives with: Parents and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
They have very little land and the family is reliant on farming and labour work for their livelihood. Both income sources are irregular an unreliable, so it is difficult to meet the families basic needs.

Puspa Tamang

Age: 11
Grade: 5
Siblings: 1 elder brother and 1 younger sister
Lives with: Parents and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her parents migrated  to Gurje village with the hope of earning more reliable income. They both started working as guards of a local fish farm but were paid very little. They are now receiving slightly more income but still not enough to fund the children’s education.

Usha Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 6
Siblings: 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother  
Lives with: Father, mother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Science
Hobbies: Studying and playing
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her parents work as farmers and as local labourers, but they drink alcohol excessively and fight unecessarily. Usha therefore has a very unstable home envrionment without adequate support.

Dilip Tamang

Age: 11
Grade: 4
Siblings: 1 elder brother 
Lives with: Parents and elder brother
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Playing kabaddi
Future aim: Army

Background:
His family moved from their very remote village to their current residence for better life and safety following the earthquake 2015, as the government marked their village in the risk category. Her parents are local labourers and are also leasing land for farming.

Roshan Tamang

Age: 14
Grade: 7
Siblings: 2 younger brothers 
Lives with: Father, mother and brothers
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Playing volleyball and reading
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
His parents are farmers and his mother is partially physically disabled. Like most families, they have little if any formal education. The family relies solely on labour work and farming on a small plot of land, which generates insufficient income to educate and care for Roshan and his siblings.

Anita Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 6
Siblings: 1 elder and 1 younger sister and 1 younger brother 
Lives with: Parents, siblings
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
Her family moved from their remote village to their current home for better life and safety following the earthquake 2015, as the government marked their village in the risk category. Her parents are local labourers and are also leasing land for farming.

Kanchan Lamichhane

Age: 10
Grade: 4
Siblings: 3 elder sisters 
Lives with: Mother and 2 sisters
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse

Background:
Her father works as a security guard in Kathmandu. Her mother is engaged in agriculture work in their village but they are still struggling financially to meet the basic needs of their four children.

Chandra Kala Lama

Age: 10
Grade:
Siblings: 1 elder brother and 1 younger sister 
Lives with: Father, mother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her family are working as local labourers which is irregular work and doesn’t generate sufficient income to educate or provide the children with their basic needs.

Jenisha Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 5
Siblings: None
Lives with: Grandfather
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
Her father eloped and remarried when Jenisha was 3 years old. Jenisha was living with her grandfather since then, however he does not have sufficient income to care for her properly. Her mother also re-married and left her.

Sandip Thapaliya

Age: 9
Grade: 4
Siblings: 1 elder brother 
Lives with:  Grandparents and elder brother
Favourite Subjects: Social Studies
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Army

Background:
His father suffers from alcoholism. His mother lives in Kathmandu and works as caretaker of a Montesswori Kids pre-school. Sandip’s grandparents have started a local mill, and a tunnel for vegetable farming but the family still earns insufficient income still for his education.

Rojina Shrestha

Age: 9
Grade: 5
Siblings: 2 elder brothers 
Lives with: Parents and 1 brother
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse

Background:
They have no land of their own so her family is struggling on other’s land to make a living through small scale farming. Her father also suffers from alcoholism.

Parbati Budhathoki

Age: 15
Grade: 8
Siblings: 1 elder sister – married, and 1 elder brother
Lives with: Parents
Favourite Subjects: Social Studies
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse 

Background:
Her father suffers alcoholism and the family is in very poor economic condition. Her mother is engaged in farm work and her older brother is working in a water factory in Kathmandu.

Shital Pathak

Age: 12
Grade: 5
Siblings: No siblings
Lives with: Mother, uncle and aunt
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse

Background:
Her father re-married when she was very small, so Shital and her mother are living at their aunt’s house. Shital’s mother is a local labourer and also helps her uncle and aunt in their farm work, but their income is still inadequate to fund her education.               

Niraj Tamang

Age: 9
Grade: 2
Siblings: 2 younger half sisters
Lives with: Grandfather, father, stepmother and 2 younger half sisters
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Driver

Background:
His mother eloped when Niraj was just 1 year old, and father remarried. Niraj was at high risk and was also working in a local hotel, but with our support and monitoring, he is now regular in his school and living with his grandparents, father and step-mother now.

Rubina Dangol

Age: 13
Grade: 9
Siblings: 2 elder brothers and 2 elder sisters 
Lives with: Parents, 1 sister and 1 brother
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her father is a witchdoctor and suffers from alcholism. Their very poor mother is trying to manage the care of the family but with insufficient income it is very difficult.

Karuna Thakuri

Age: 14
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 younger brother
Lives with: Grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousin
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Army

Background:
Karuna’s father re-married in 2014, and her mother is living in Kathmandu for the treatment of her younger brother who has cancer. Karuna’s family rely on agriculture for their survival, which makes it very difficult to support her education and other needs.

Shanti Tamang

Age: 14
Grade: 8
Siblings: 1 younger sister 
Lives with: Grandparents, uncle, aunt, cousin and younger sister
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her mother eloped and her father re-married when she was very small, so she is staying with her grandparents and extended family. Her grandparents are dependent on agriculture which is insufficient to care for them.

Sangam Tamang

Age: 11
Grade: 6
Siblings: 1 younger sister
Lives with:  Grandparents and younger sister
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Writing
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
His father re-married when Sangam was very small. His mother went to Dubai to earn a regular income, but due to health complications she has been under treatment there for the past year. Sangam’s grandparents rely on agriculture which is insufficient to care for them properly.

Ashmita Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 7
Siblings: 1 elder brother, 2 elder sisters, 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother
Lives with: Parents and siblings
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Dancing and singing
Future aim: Engineer

Background:
The family’s economic condition is very poor. They don’t have their own land so their parents are taking care of cows in a cow-farm. They are living there free of cost and earning the equivalent of almost AUD$200 per month, but due to there being 7 children, they are still struggling.

Sumina Dangol

Age: 15
Grade: 9
Siblings: 7 elder sisters – 4 married
Lives with: Mother, 2 sisters and grandmother 
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her father is in not in contact at all for the past 7 years, so his mother alone is caring for her all daughters which is very hard for her, so our support is needed. Her mother is working as support staff at the local school.

Sharmila Mijar

Age: 14
Grade: 7
Siblings: 1 elder sister & brother, 1 younger half brother & sister
Lives with: Father, step mother, younger brother and sister
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Writing
Future aim: Teacher


Background:
Sharmila was living with her maternal uncle after her mother eloped. Now she is living with her father and stepmother. Her father is a mason and step-mother is engaged with farm work.

Nabina Nepali

Age: 10
Grade: 7
Siblings: 1 younger brother and 1 younger sister
Lives with: Maternal grandparents, aunt and cousin
Favourite Subjects: Science
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse

Background:
Her Father re-married, and his mother is working in agriculture. As Nabina is living at her grandparents house and they have limited income in agriculture, there was high risk of her dropping out of school. With our support she remains in school.                                                                 

Samikshya Thapa

Age: 14
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 younger half brother and 1 half sister
Lives with: Grandparents, step-mother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her mother eloped when she was very small. Her father re-married in 2012 and is now working in Dubai as a labourer. Their main source of income in their village is agriculture. Their family status is improving but still difficult.

Manisha BK

Age: 14
Grade: 10
Siblings: 2 elder sisters, 1 younger brother and 1 younger sister
Lives with: Parents, siblings
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying 
Future aim: Football Player

Background:
Her family is dependent on agriculture and they are farming on leased land, but does not produce enough to sustain the family for a whole year or generate surplus income to provide for Manisha and her sibling’s education.

Rajkumar Tamang

Age: 12
Grade:
Siblings: 1 elder sister and 1 elder brother 
Lives with: Mother, elder brother, sister-in-law and niece
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Driver

Background:
His father passed away when he was 3 years old. His single mother has been taking care of him since then. His elder brother and sister-in-law were not able to complete school before they married. Our support is needed to provide Rajkumar the opportunity to stay in school.

Suntali Tamang

Age: 11
Grade: 6
Siblings: 2 elder brothers 
Lives with: Mother, elder brother, sister-in-law and nephew
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying and dancing
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Both her parents were farmers at the time of enrollment into our program and had minimal regular income. The family were fully reliant on agriculture. Her father passed away in 2019 due to undiagnosed disease, leaving Suntali, her mother and siblings even more vulnerable.

Salina Tamang

Age: 13
Grade: 8
Siblings: 1 elder sister and 1 younger brother
Lives with: Mother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying and writing
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her father remarried when Salina was 10 years old and is living in Kathmandu. Her mother is engaged in farm work for their family livelihood but earns insufficient to care for the children.

Sabina Dhakal

Age: 17
Grade: 10
Siblings: 1 elder sister
Lives with: Parents and elder sister
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher                     

Background:
Her father suffers from alcoholism. Their family relies solely on farming and are very poor. The farming doesn’t generate sufficient income to meet their basic needs.

Dipesh Thakuri

Age: 16
Grade: 9
Siblings: None
Lives with: Grandparents and cousin
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Playing volleyball and reading
Future aim: Volleyball player

Background:
His father was killed in the decade long civil war in Nepal which ran from 1996 to 2006. His mother re-married so he is living with his grandparents. His grandparents are poor farmers, so it is very hard for them to fulfill his basic and educational needs.

Simarala Pandey

Age: 14
Grade: 10 
Siblings: 1 elder brother, 1 younger sister 
Lives with: Parents and younger sister
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Lawyer

Background:
Her father was in prison, so it was hard for her single mother to take care of her and siblings. They didn’t have any reliable source of income, so our support was needed to help them with their basic needs and education. Since her father’s release in 2019, they have been litchee farming.

Pranisha Tamang

Age: 16
Grade: 10
Siblings: 3 elder brothers – 2 married,  1 elder sister – married
Lives with: Mother and nephew
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Writing
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her father passed away due to undiagnosed disease in 2014. Her single mother tries to sustain the family through basic farming on a small plot of land. Her elder siblings are now married but are unable to help support Pranisha or her mother.

Sajina Tamang

Age: 14
Grade: 7
Siblings: 2 elder sisters – 1 in India with father
Lives with: Grandmother and 1 elder sister
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Both her parents re-married when she was small, so her elderly grandmother is caring for her and is unable to provide meet her basic and educational needs.

Menuka Tamang

Age: 12
Grade: 7
Siblings: 2 younger sisters 
Lives with: Grandfather, grandmother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her mother eloped when Menuka was 5 years old and her father re-married soon after their mother left them. Since then, they have been living with their grandparents. They rely on agriculture and animal rearing, which is insufficient to provide their basic needs.

Nishan Thakuri

Age: 15
Grade: 10
Siblings: No siblings
Lives with:  Grandparents and cousin
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Playing games
Future aim: Software Engineer

Background:
Nishan’s father re-married when he was 4, so Nishan and his mother went to live with his grandparents. His mother is now living in Kathmandu, working in a carpet factory and is partly supporting Nishan and his cousin Dipesh while they remain living with their grandparents in their village.

Sima Tamang

Age: 18
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 younger brother
Lives with: Grandfather and younger brother
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her father passed away and her mother eloped when Sima and her younger brother were very small. Their elderly grandfather has taken responsibility for their care, however due to his age he is unable to earn much from farming so is unable to care for the children properly.         

Puja Tamang

Age: 16
Grade: 8
Siblings: 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother – living with parents
Lives with: Maternal grandparents
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her parents live in very poor condition so they sent her to stay with her grandparents. Her grandparents rely on agriculture for livelihood but are not able to meet all her basic and educational needs.

Justina Tamang

Age: 8
Grade: 2
Siblings: No siblings
Lives with: Grandmother
Favourite Subjects: Social Studies
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
Her mother eloped when Justina was 4 years old. Her father is a driver and sometimes woks as a labourer. She is being cared by her grandmother in an attempt to bring her some loving stablity, but she is unable to financially care for her adequately.                    

Chhiring Tamang

Age: 14
Grade: 9
Siblings: 3 elder brothers and 1 elder sister 
Lives with: Parents, brothers, sister-in-law, niece and cousin
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Driver

Background:
The family only has a very small plot of land to farm, and doesn’t produce enough to feed them for a whole year. They rely on food from their land and have no reliable source of income, so it is very difficult for the family to provide the children with an education and their basic needs.

Sabina Tamang

Age: 15
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 younger brother and 1 younger sister 
Lives with: Father, brother and sister
Favourite Subjects: Computer
Hobbies: Studying and travelling
Future aim: Chef

Background:
Her mother eloped 5 years ago, and her father suffers from alcoholism. They have no reliable source of income. Sometimes their father doesn’t come home so the children are highly vulnerable and without adequate care or basic needs.

Ashmita Tamang

Age: 14
Grade: 6
Siblings: 1 elder sister – living with their grandfather
Lives with: Uncle and aunt
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying and writing
Future aim: Nurse

Background:
Ashmita’s father passed away when she was 3 years old. Her mother eloped after the earthquake in 2015. She was living with her maternal grandparents since 2015 but are now living with her uncle and aunt.

Krishna Nepali

Age: 15
Grade: 8
Siblings: 1 younger sister – living with their mother
Lives with: Father
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Army

Background:
Krishna’s mother eloped in 2013 and his father is relying on farming for their livelihood. Due to their poor situation, Krishna was about to drop out of school and work in a poultry farm. With our financial support and regular monitoring he can stay in school.

Nikesh Pariyar

Age: 13
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 younger sister 
Lives with: Parents and younger sister
Favourite Subjects: Science
Hobbies: Studying and writing
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
His father is physically disabled (no left hand), and he and Nikesh’s mother work as tailors which provides them with little income. After the earthquake in 2015, they re-constructed house by taking a loan, but have been unable to repay the loan or manage their household and family expenses. 

Sumana Tamang

Age: 18
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 elder brother – married, 1 younger sister
Lives with: Parents, elder brother, sister-in-law and sister
Favourite Subjects: Social Studies
Hobbies: Dancing
Future aim: Teacher

Background:
Her parents drink too much alcohol but are improving. They don’t have any reliable, regular source of income as the family is completely dependent on farming, so the children need our support to go to school.

Nabin Thapaliya

Age: 13
Grade: 9
Siblings: 1 younger sister – studying at the same school
Lives with: Parents and younger sister
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Singing
Future aim: Police

Background:
His father had an accident in 2013, leaving his leg permanently damaged and with some other medical complications. His whole family relies on farming on leased land, so it is very difficult for them to meet their own needs let alone have any surplus income for education.                      

Kriti Neupane

Age: 12
Grade: 8
Siblings: 1 elder sister, 1 younger sister & brother
Lives with: Parents and siblings
Favourite Subjects: Maths
Hobbies: Singing
Future aim: Computer Engineer

Background:
They have very small land for agriculture. Her family are relying on agriculture for their livelihood which is insufficient to provide their basic and educational needs.

Aakriti Bhandari

Age: 14
Grade: 9
Siblings: 2 younger sisters, 1 younger brother 
Lives with: Mother and younger siblings
Favourite Subjects: Nepali
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Engineer

Background:
They have very little land and the family relies on agriculture and irregular labour work for their livelihood. Since they don’t have fixed income in the family, it is difficult for the family to fulfill their basic needs.

Soniya Bhattarai

Age: 16
Grade: 10
Siblings: 2 elder sisters, 1 younger sister.
Lives with: Maternal grandparents
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
She is living with her maternal grandparents as her parents couldn’t afford her education, and have moved to Kathmandu with her siblings. Her grandparents are engaged with farm work but are unable to meet all her basic and educational needs.

Prabin Thapa

Age: 17
Grade: 4
Siblings: No siblings
Lives with: Maternal grandmother and aunt
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Reading and helping
Future aim: Driver

Background:
His father used to drink and mistreat his mother so she eloped. His father also re-married when Prabin was very small. Since then, Prabin has been living with his grandmother and aunt. His grandfather passed away in 2019.

Rojina Tamang

Age: 15
Grade: 7
Siblings: 2 elder brothers and 1 younger brother
Lives with: Parents and brothers
Favourite Subjects: Science
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Doctor

Background:
As the family was very poor and not able to afford the children’s school materials, the elder brothers left school and are now  helping the family farming. Her father also suffers from alcoholism. Their family is fully dependent on farming, so it is hard for them to fulfill their basic needs.

Laxmi Tamang

Age: 15
Grade: 6
Siblings: 3 elder sisters – 2 married, 1 elder brother
Lives with: Elder brother and elder sister
Favourite Subjects: Science
Hobbies: Studying
Future aim: Nurse

Background:
Her mother passed away due to TB in 2014. Her father passed away in 2018 due to over-drinking. Her elder brother (who is her guardian now) is mute. Her elder brother works in farming and her elder sister is working in a hotel, but they need our help to be able to care for Laxmi and send her to school.

Sundhar Tamang

Age: 17
Grade: 9
Siblings: 2 younger brothers
Lives with: Mother, grandmother and siblings
Favourite Subjects: English
Hobbies: Dancing
Future aim: Singer

Background:
His father passed away due to from alcholism in 2013. His single mother works as a farmer and occasionally as a local labourer, but it is very difficult for her to earn enough to care for the three boys.