Arjun (16 years)
"Life in the village (Nar) is very difficult. There are no facilities and I was farming and taking care of animals. I wanted to do more, I want to help my village develop. My dream is to help people and that's why I want to keep studying and become a doctor."
Khamsun (13 years)
"I was a stuying to be a monk before, but I didn't really like it. Here things are better: we get a good quality education, we learn to read properly and we receive good food. My mother works as a farmer in my village and my father left the family behind, so this is the only way I can receive an education."
Deepak (9 years)
"Before I had to help my parents with their work. Cleaning the dishes and cook for the family they work for. My life at the school is much better. I can read and play with other children. I don't have to work anymore."
Ubraj (12 years)
When Ubraj was 8 he climbed in an electricity pole and got electrocuted. His arm had to be amputated. His father decided that a one-armed son was useless, as he wouldn't be able to work, and he didn't want to take care of Ubraj anymore. For his own
safety and to give him the opportunity to have a better future he studies and lives at Snow Manjushree School.
Tashi (9 years)
Just like many village people Tashi's parents are farmers as well and don't have the means to pay for a government or boarding school. "I do like my village Phu, but I want to do what's best for my future."
Yongden (6 years)
Yongden comes from a farmers family, his parents believe there is no future for him in the village. Yongden dreams of becoming a professional cricket player.
Suman (5 years)
Suman joined the school recently. His father asked Lama Dhundup to admit him at Show Manjushree Shool, because there isn't any school in their village and they don't have the funds to send him to a boarding school.
Pema (4 years)
Pema's parents have a healthproblem which makes them unable to speak. This causes big problems, because they are not able to communicate with their child. His parents are always in the fields looking for goats and sheeps. With no education and no proper parental care, the opportunities for Pema at our school are much better.
Demba (4 years)
Demba is Pasang's little brother. He just joined the children's home and will attend school from coming March.