My name is Jigme Sherpa. I am the tenth child in my family. I grew up with number of people whom I could look up to.
My parents were originally from Sindhupalchowk. But, I was raised in Kathmandu. When I was 16, I visited Sindhupalchowk for the first time. That’s when I realized how lucky and privileged I was to have been raised in Kathmandu.
When in the village, I saw that my cousin had to walk for hours just to attend school.
Even then the quality of the school was much lower than what I had received at a private school in Kathmandu.
I had seen that just for the fact of a birth – whether in Kathmandu or in a village changed destiny of a person.
I wanted to change the destiny.
Therefore, when I completed my Bachelor's degree, I chose to join Fellowship of Teach for Nepal and teach in a rural community of Sindhupalchowk for 2 years.
Two years came with many ups and downs, including surviving through the 2015 Earthquake. But, ultimately I saw that I could make a big difference in the lives of children.
It has been more than 16 months since I have completed my fellowship but even today I feel proud to say that many of my students got access to quality education for their higher studies. Four of the students who got the scholarship from Sambros Foundation completed their Plus 2 education from CCRC (one of the top college in Nepal). 4 students received full scholarship from Samaanta Foundation with additional living support in Kathmandu. I also personally raised funds for four of my students for their higher studies. Many other students also study in Kathmandu , Banepa or their own village.
My work in that village changed lives of many. In 40 years of history in my school , it was the first time that so many students had got the opportunity for higher studies.
After the Fellowship, I am at Teach For Nepal recruiting more young leaders to join the Fellowship. Because, I know through my own experience that each fellow has the potential to change as many lives as I did.
Our kids need more committed teachers and our team is planning on recruiting two times more Fellows than last year.
We can’t put more Fellows in communities without the financial resources.
To raise the funds for more Fellows, I and a few Teach For Nepal Alumni & colleagues are taking a 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp. My goal is to raise USD$3000 (Rs. 300,000). Please consider donating and help us place a TFN Fellow in a high need community.
|Start Date: September 13, 2017|
|End Date: October 31, 2017|
|USD $3,000.00||NPR 300,000.00|
|USD $850.00||NPR 85,000.00|