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Testimonial Sabina & Sachina

(Recorded in April 2022)

Sabina (in a striped shirt) and Sachina are studying thanks to scholarships from 4 Smiling Faces. They introduce themselves…

The sisters tell more about their background and what their lives would be like without our help and that of Asha & Devendra, our trusted volunteers in Nepal. They live together in a room on the ground floor of their house, because their own house is too small for everyone. But luckily there is good daily contact with the family, who literally live around the corner.

Update October 2023

With great thanks to the Pro Juventute Support Fund Foundation, Sabina started the Computer Applications Bachelor’s degree program in October 2023, after successfully completing the entrance exam.

Sabina passed the entrance exam for the PCL Nursing course in September 2023 and is now starting the three-year course. It is the fulfillment of her childhood dream.

Note 4 Smiling Faces: The Nepalese culture is clearly completely different from the Dutch. The basic attitude of the average (Hindu) Nepalese is one of accepting fate, ‘don’t give up’ and ‘make the best of it’. That makes it extra important to listen and read between the lines in personal stories to hear what is not being said.