Scholarships for children in Khandbari, Nepal
Invest in the future by investing in a child
How it works
$42 per month ($504/year) enables one child to attend Surya Boarding School for one school year Pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade. $59 per month ($708/year) enables one adolescent to attend Surya Boarding School for one year 8th grade through 12th grade. These amounts cover admissions fee, monthly tuition, books, and transportation, as well as providing teachers time to develop lesson plans and prepare for the school year.
Each scholarship donor receives two letters a year from their scholarship student, a photo of the student, and a yearly newsletter about the people and programs at the Surya School.
The Scholarship Program is run by the Scholarship Committee, composed of teachers from the Surya Boarding School working closely with Narayan Shrestha and Helping Hands board members. The Committee conducts personal interviews of all applicants, as well as visits to the applicants' homes when possible. They then chose the most needy and capable applicants to participate in the program. The student is then paired with a donors. Helping Hands manages communication between donor and student.
About the Program
Narayan Shrestha, founder of Helping Hands Health Education, established the Surya Boarding School in Khandbari, Nepal to support high quality education of children and adolescents in his community and surrounding villages. Mr. Shrestha has long recognized the importance of education as the foundation for health and the fundamental path to prosperity. The Surya School is unique in the area in the quality of both English and Nepali Language education it provides. Understanding of English will help the students connect with the world beyond Nepal and increase their chances of success.
The Helping Hands Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to access quality education for children in the Khandbari region who would otherwise be deprived of the opportunity by financial constraints. With an education, these children will be able to break the cycle of poverty and give back to their communities.