Help students of Nepal!!
Organized by: Sujata Baskota
Sujata Baskota via Crowdrise
August 05, 2015
My name is Sujata Baskota. I am a student. And I am a survivor. Fortunately, I survived the 7.8 earthquake and the strong aftershocks and now I want to help the other victims survive, too.
Due to the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 and its aftershocks, everything fell down. The tall standing houses became rubbles. The same house that used to protect from all sorts of problems became the reason of fright among people and were forced to sleep under open sky. People got trapped and wounded, many lost their lives and everyone lost something. Everyone got victimized one way or another.
The economy of Nepal has gone down too due to destruction of many workplaces, . As a result, many parents cannot afford their children's education anymore. There are people who lost their home and their priority is to rebuild a home: they cannot be expected to worry about their children’s education when they do not even have a place to live in. So I really want to help those children.
To begin, I want to support them by providing them with a year's funds for their schooling, which would be $400 for 5 children. I am focusing on education because this sector is not getting much concern for now, yet it also has long term positive effect. One’s future depends on education.
I know how it feels lacking money to pay for tuition fees: the only reason I can afford university is because I got 2 years’ scholarship from Wedu for my BBA, to which I got connected through Women LEAD. The reason I can now help children who have lost their home and can’t afford school is because someone invested in my education.
Two years ago, I interned at Looniva Child Concern Group, a charity that advocates child rights and is active since more than a decade in providing scholarship to the needy school students. Loo Niva is helping me in finding out students who need help most urgently.
“Sujata contributed her skills and time at Loo Niva as an intern through Women LEAD. She is very enthusiastic, socially matured, laborious and diligent attitude person.” -Tej Maya Dangol, Program Manager, Loo Niva Child Concern Group
With a little financial investment, you can solve so many problems for people here. On one hand, the parents can focus on rebuilding their own houses as they do not need to worry about their children’s education. And on the other hand, the children will feel secured about their own education and will be able to concentrate on their studies without any tension. As a result, both parents and children can focus on rebuilding their future together.
If you help anyone this month, consider helping a student in Nepal. With the value of…
• … a $100 meal for two in NYC or Tokyo, you can support 1 child going through school for 1 year
• … a $500 smartphone, you can put 5 children through school for 1 year
• … a month of rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in London ($2,400), you can put 30 children through school for 1 year
I am sure you would love to be a part of this initiative of bringing change in lives of those students and other people related. Please donate and help us out. You will definitely be satisfied about your investment.