In 2021, we requested special attention in our fundraising applications for Sabina, a promising pupil of the after-school program SHCOP. She could and desperately wanted to continue her studies, but her family could not possibly make that happen. Fortunately, we have managed to raise sufficient funds and Sabina has now started the extended school program Plus 2 Business Management.
Sabina and her sister Sachina represent many more girls and boys whom we already help with a scholarship or whom we would really like to help. The sisters have been regular visitors to the after-school program, which we support, for years. They are now mainly active there as enthusiastic volunteers.
The girls came to the SHCOP in 2015 because the village where they grew up was completely destroyed during the earthquakes. Miraculously, they, their mother and little brother survived. Unfortunately, their father did not. They fled to Kathmandu, where life was and is still not easy for them. The family is poor and in Nepal there is no support for single parents.
Fortunately, there was room for the sisters and their brother at the after-school program where they received the necessary support (care, nutrition, attention, homework guidance). Partly because of this, the girls were able to complete their secondary school education in a glorious manner.