|By: Eezya Dangol|
The Asha project has a long history of supporting the school since 1990. Recently completed a science lab at the school.
On 5th October, The Asha Project conducted a scholarship program for children studying in grade 5 and 6 of the Balkumari School , Lalitpur municipality – 27, Nepal .
Every child has the right to quality education . But all the kids come from families having low economic status making it difficult for the children to attain quality education. Their parents work as factory workers and farmers and have a really miserable life.
This small act of kindness by Asha Project- Nepal has brought smiles on the innocent mellow faces of the children there. They were appreciative and thankful for this humanitarian gesture and were happy that they get to buy school supplies and pay their annual fees without any difficulty for their working parents.
It was the most beautiful feeling to witness and was able to capture moments of big smiles and happiness among the poor children of Sunakothi.
This scholarship was given in memory of my grandmother Usha Devi Maharajan, who was not educated but believed in educating children. My grandmother even helped me to attend the St. Xavier school eleven years ago. She was very kind and generous and helped many children to get into the St. Xavier school with her kind words and request with fathers at the school. This scholarship program brought happiness and smile on the faces of those needy children. I am very delighted to be part of this special memorial celebration for my grandmother.
My grandmother believed that “Helping the poor and needy is the greatest service you one can provide.” Once again thank you to Asha Project -Nepal for this special “Usha Devi Memorial Scholarship” for poor children in my village and I am very happy to be a part of this work to help needy children in my village.
The Asha Project’s mission is to “help poor people in Nepal to rebuild their LIVES and renew their HOPE.”
ASHA means HOPE in Nepali language. It is amazing how a short, four letter word can represent so much. Asha means hope, and that is its purpose. To provide hope in all aspects of life by supporting initiatives that is run by the people of Nepal for the people of Nepal.
I hope I will be able to help with this project and make a difference in poor children’s lives in the future. I believe that “Even by putting little effort or by giving just a little of what we have, we can make a difference in their lives.”