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Angeles Fund for education of young women in Nepal

Angeles Bermudez . Svankvist. together with Tuki Nepal Society Sweden. Higher . education in Nepal is expensive – very expensive! For most of the young people in Nepal . the mere thought of going to university is an impossibility. It .

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Angeles Fund for education of young women in Nepal

Angeles Bermudez

Svankvist together with Tuki Nepal Society Sweden

Slide2

Higher

education in Nepal is expensive – very expensive! For most of the young people in Nepal

the mere thought of going to university is an impossibility. It is not only tuition fees, school uniforms and books that have to be financed. It is also travel and living cost that has to be paid for. If

you

happen

to

be born a

woman

-

then

your chance

of getting

a higher education will be even smaller.

If a family has

the opportunity

to send one of their children to

university, it is custom to send the son in the family. The general opinion is that girls

will get

married and have children

so they don’t need an

education.

Slide3

Angeles Fund started 2008 with the purpose of helping young Nepali women

to get an

education.

Durga

Sapkota and Sushila Khadka were the first two girls that were

selected by the fund.

To

be

selected by the fund for higher education the girls have to;Posses basic knowledge in order to manage higher education- Be motivated to studyHave the support of their familiesLack the economical means to finance university studiesThe girls selected were chosen after recommendation from their teachers in school.

Durga started a 3-year education to become a nurse and has today a good job at one of the big hospitals in Kathmandu.

Sushila choose to study economy but didn´t

graduate as she fell in

love and got married.

She

and her husband are now running a small shop and Sushila has good use of her economy education.

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Anita Dhaunya has been sponsored by Tuki Nepal Sweden since she was in 5th

grade.

She was, according to her teacher, the most talent pupil they

had ever had

because of her families financial difficulties Anita was going to be forced to quit school.

She became one of the first sponsor students for Tuki Nepal and when

she graduated primary school Angeles

Fund took over and sponsored her high school education.Anita got a job as an supplement teacher in her old school and works there while studying. She has almost completed her education in teaching.

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Since 2012, the priority for Angeles Fund has been to sponsor girls for

high school.

Most of the girls are getting their high school education out in their villages but some are studying in Kathmandu.The high school education is less expensive than university education and is available in small towns and villages.

The reason behind why our primary focus is to provide for the girls to study

in the villages

is because we believe that the

rural

areas need

educated women!Bina och Rupa will soon finish their high school education in the village.

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Until 2014, 20 girls have been able to get higher education

sponsored by

Angeles Fund and Tuki Nepal. One of the girls have been working in her village as a teacher as a way of giving back. Two other students who are studying to become

Dental Hygienist and Health Assistant

will employed with full salary by the Health Centre that

Tuki Nepal is running in the

Jyamrung

village and will be working there for at least two years as a way of giving back to the society and the fund.

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Today, Angeles Fund is sponsoring girls in both

high school and University.

Nima Gurung, was first studying in high school and is now in her last year of the journalism education. She is also taking extra classes in tourism, “It is impossible to make a living of journalism if you don´t have very good connections. I

will write about the unfair society in

Nepal”,

she says.

Nima

has been working in a home for

elderly people at the same time as she has been studying.

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Srijana

Tamang is already a midwife. She

has been working for two years in a small Health Centre

far up in the

mountains and as she realized the oral hygiene status is really poor in

the villages, she wants to complete her education

to become a

Dental Hygienist as well.

.Babita Shrestha is studying high school in Kathmandu, even though she is originally from a village. Babita has big plans for the future – she wants to become a Doctor. Because of that she has to study at the best schools to get a chance of getting admission to the medicine program. “A school in the village is not good enough”, she says.

Slide9

Some of the girls that have been able to study

with help from Angeles

Fund.

Slide10

Gyana Dawadi (on the left) will have

much

better opportunities in life compared tp her mother who recently learnt how to read and write. The mothers in the rural areas are very well aware about what education means to their daughters and their futures.

Do

you want to help sponsoring

girls

for education?

Donate to

Swedish account 5747-4447, Tuki Nepal Society, Sweden.Give us your e-mail address in order to get updates from our projects! www.tukinepal.org