Pema Dolkar (14 years)
"In the village we don't know anything else than farming. We maybe only learn a-b-c, 1-2-3. The teachers don't teach properly. Here we learn much more in an organized way. We receive tuition, go on trips and learn a lot from visiting volunteers."
Sunita (11 years)
"In my village school I didn't learn much. Here it is so much better. I dream of becoming a nurse, to help people in my village. There are many old people and if they need to see a doctor they are forced to travel to other villages far away."
Chungta (14 years)
"I feel at home here. Food is great, I have my friends and they take care of us like they were our family. And the education is good. We can read and live properly here, in the village that is just not possible."
Sarmela (9 years)
Sarmela was always left home alone, because her parents went out to do labour work and couldn't send her to school. Even worse, they didn't even cook for her, so she was forced to go begging from home to home. Now she receives an education
and the proper care every child deserves.
Junu (8 years)
Junu's father passed away some years ago, which made the life for her family very difficult. In these traditional countries the male is the main source of income. Studying at Show Manjushree School Junu has the chance to realize her dream: becoming an English teacher.
Saraswati (7 years)
Saraswati spend her days with their parents finding wood and carrying stones to build houses. There was no money to send her to school. Instead of carrying wood and stones Saraswati is now able to play and study.
Samzana (8 years)
Samzana's parents were not taking care of her properly, that is the main reason why she joined the children's home: to be in good hands and to secure a positive future.
Choeyang Dolma (7 years)
Choeyang Dolma's parents have a small teashop for tourists along the trekking trail to Nar. It's nearly enough to survive themselves, but not enough to give their daughter proper education. With a lot of joy Choeyang Dolma
plays and learns in our school in Kathmandu.
Karma Mentok (12 years)
Mentok's parents work as farmers in the village. During the winter they come down to the city to sell herbs, incense and vegetables, but they are not able to give their daughter the opportunity to get an education.
Nesha (7 years)
Nesha's mother has a small teashop and her father is a porter (goods carrier) with donkeys. They earn little and can take care of basic needs, but not of Nesha's schooling.
Pasang (6 years)
Pasang's father sells Nepali clothes in America to be able to take care of his family. Her mother lives alone in the village. Pasang dreams to become a miss and a teacher in the future
Palmo (6 years)
When Lama Dhundup was walking through the jungle towards his village Pangmo was washing the dishes outside. She said: "Hello Lama, I want to go to school!" Of course he couldn't refuse this direct request, so recently Pangmo joined
the children's home. She will receiving lessons at the school in March.
Chimi (4 years)
Chimi's parents are divorced. Her mother found a new partner, but he didn't want to take care of Chimi. Lama Dhundup found them living in a cave, because up in the mountains their house gets too cold. Their living conditions were very poor. Upon their request, he admitted Chimi to the children's home, she will join the school in March.
Dolkar Wangmo (6 years)
Dolkar's father left her alone with her mother and two siblings. Dolkar's uncle requested Lama Dhundup's help, because Dolkar's mother wasn't able to take care of the farm and the children at the same time.