Scholarships

A new program to help the least advantaged and neglected children. 

Scholarships

A new program to help the least advantaged and neglected children.

This project is so much more than just building the school.
The School directors have agreed to initiate a scholarship program in appreciation for the new school building. They will pay your generosity forward to the least advantaged local children in the village, getting them into school and offering them a solid, stable and of course free education.

Scholarships

Building Budland School is not the end of the project. We are very pleased to tell you that we have a written legal agreement on condition that if we build the school, the managing directors of Budland have agreed to support their own village and neighbouring villages by offering a free scholarship program to the most underprivileged children.

The initiative to offer Scholarships as a way to give something back was met with genuine optimism and excitement by the directors. We already have a great example of what a scholarship will offer, due to one girl, Monisa, who is already being successfully sponsored by our Project director, David. He continuously checks on her progress and will also be able to look over future scholarships whilst visiting her. Her sponsorship is equivalent to the scholarships that Budland will offer. This not only gives her an education for life, but also provides her family life with more structure and stability. There are many more children like her that could benefit from a free education at Budland, due to their caste and lack of family education.

We will update you as soon we pick the first children to receive this benefit, allowing you to learn more about them and the realisation of this program through your help and support. Let us tell you a little bit more about how this will help local children with family and social issues every year, by telling you a little more about Monisa.

 

Scholarship Program

Scholarships

Building Budland School is not the end of the project. We are very pleased to tell you that we have a written legal agreement on condition that if we build the school, the managing directors of Budland have agreed to support their own village and neighbouring villages by offering a free scholarship program to the most underprivileged children.

The initiative to offer Scholarships as a way to give something back was met with genuine optimism and excitement by the directors. We already have a great example of what a scholarship will offer, due to one girl, Monisa, who is already being successfully sponsored by our Project director, David. He continuously checks on her progress and will also be able to look over future scholarships whilst visiting her. Her sponsorship is equivalent to the scholarships that Budland will offer. This not only gives her an education for life, but also provides her family life with more structure and stability. There are many more children like her that could benefit from a free education at Budland, due to their caste and lack of family education.

We will update you as soon we pick the first children to receive this benefit, allowing you to learn more about them and the realisation of this program through your help and support. Let us tell you a little bit more about how this will help local children with family and social issues every year, by telling you a little more about Monisa.

 

 

About Monisa

Monisa has not had the easiest childhood. Her family has a history of being uneducated and are a very low caste in their society. This combination does not offer much opportunity or future, which too easily can end up becoming a hereditary cycle.

Monisa lost her mother last year, before the earthquakes. Then the earthquakes came and shook the nation, killing many and disturbing thousands of lives further with injury and homelessness. Monisa’s humble family house, was also badly damaged in the earthquakes, taking the little they had. Over 90 percent of her village, like many in the Kavre district, lost their homes. Due to Monisa’s family being too poor to own land, it left them with great emotional stress and anxiety.

Scholarship Program
Scholarship Program

About Monisa

 

Monisa has not had the easiest childhood. Her family has a history of being uneducated and are a very low caste in their society. This combination does not offer much opportunity or future, which too easily can end up becoming a hereditary cycle.

Monisa lost her mother last year, before the earthquakes. Then the earthquakes came and shook the nation, killing many and disturbing thousands of lives further with injury and homelessness. Monisa’s humble family house, was also badly damaged in the earthquakes, taking the little they had. Over 90 percent of her village, like many in the Kavre district, lost their homes. Due to Monisa’s family being too poor to own land, it left them with great emotional stress and anxiety.

 

David was in Nepal after the earthquakes with his friends Marie and Julie. They had some left over donation money after delivering tin sheets together for disaster relief. With the monsoon season coming to an end, they weighed up their options, deciding they could do something more permanent, even if only on a small budget. They made some assessments and started a project to help Monisa’s small family with more secure living conditions. It was clear this family was in the most serious need of help, and due to their low caste, least likely to get the help they needed.

Whilst volunteering on the house building, they quickly realised that Monisa was not in education. This young girl had effectively missed two years of education already. They also realised she had a very strong natural curiosity to learn, actively wanting to join in with simple tasks from the start. It was this active drive and curiosity which led to David constantly finding small and safe jobs for her to do. She constantly surprised them with her dedication, strength and co-ordination, even though she was still only a very small six year old at the time.

Ultimately, due to being in such close daily proximity, the team started to grow close to the family. Together they could not ignore this injustice, the question of why she was not in school, soon started to burn in their hearts. Monisa didn’t seem to be socialising with the other children in the village. A likely consequence of having no school activity and of being at the bottom of the caste system.

They tried their best to communicate to the father, Ram. Being an uneducated man himself, it was incredibly difficult for him to understand the value of school. He was fearful he would lose his daughter if she became educated; that she would in time, forget about him and move away. Initially distrustful of David, their relationship grew closer as they relaxed after work in the evenings. A bond between them formed. This enabled them to work together with the family’s best interests at heart, and finally she started going to school. After one full year at Budland, Monisa is successfully catching up in small classes. She has made many friends is now approaching her third academic year in April 2017. This one, small, Nepali family is finally recovering its’ lost structure, giving them both more stability as a result, and the future is looking more promising indeed.

Scholarship Program
Scholarship Program
Scholarship Program

David was in Nepal after the earthquakes with his friends Marie and Julie. They had some left over donation money after delivering tin sheets together for disaster relief. With the monsoon season coming to an end, they weighed up their options, deciding they could do something more permanent, even if only on a small budget. They made some assessments and started a project to help Monisa’s small family with more secure living conditions. It was clear this family was in the most serious need of help, and due to their low caste, least likely to get the help they needed.

Whilst volunteering on the house building, they quickly realised that Monisa was not in education. This young girl had effectively missed two years of education already. They also realised she had a very strong natural curiosity to learn, actively wanting to join in with simple tasks from the start. It was this active drive and curiosity which led to David constantly finding small and safe jobs for her to do. She constantly surprised them with her dedication, strength and co-ordination, even though she was still only a very small six year old at the time.

Ultimately, due to being in such close daily proximity, the team started to grow close to the family. Together they could not ignore this injustice, the question of why she was not in school, soon started to burn in their hearts. Monisa didn’t seem to be socialising with the other children in the village. A likely consequence of having no school activity and of being at the bottom of the caste system.

They tried their best to communicate to the father, Ram. Being an uneducated man himself, it was incredibly difficult for him to understand the value of school. He was fearful he would lose his daughter if she became educated; that she would in time, forget about him and move away. Initially distrustful of David, their relationship grew closer as they relaxed after work in the evenings. A bond between them formed. This enabled them to work together with the family’s best interests at heart, and finally she started going to school. After one full year at Budland, Monisa is successfully catching up in small classes. She has made many friends is now approaching her third academic year in April 2017. This one, small, Nepali family is finally recovering its’ lost structure, giving them both more stability as a result, and the future is looking more promising indeed.

 

The Scholarships Program will begin as soon as the school is built.

There are many more children that will benefit in similar ways to Monisa. With your help we can really make a difference.

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All Photos taken on site in Baluwapati at Budland School have been legally consented by the parents and guardians of the children for this projects publicity. 

Photos and videos shot by Sushil Babu Chhetri. Contact at whitebutterfliesmedia@gmail.com