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I learned from my parents was that life is a battle, and knowledge is the only weapon to win it. My life’s philosophy is mostly guided by my father’s direction. According to him, people who work hard stand out amo ngst the crowd. Highly motivated to become a doctor, I took Biology as my major in high school. As responsibilities took over my dreams, I changed my career path and ended up studying Nursing in India. I believe that all the hard times come in our life to make us strong and to realize our true potential. In spite of all the challenges of a new place, faces, culture, language and food, I gave my best without losing hope, and I was able to keep working hard and top all my exams. I believe quality education helps people dream big and follow the right path. The first time I heard about TFN’s mission, I decided that it could become my path for supporting and helping the needy. I have always felt that inequality in education has stood as a barrier in the country’s develop...

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I was born in one of the well-facilitated cities of Nepal, Biratnagar. I grew up, painting, writing and reading a lot of books. Unlike many students, I loved going to school. I remember I went to school even when I had high fever. I was worried I would lose a lot if I missed even a day. My dad went through a lot of hards hips to provide education to me and my two other elder sisters. Both my sisters went to a public school, whereas, I got an opportunity to study in a private school. My sisters did their best and achieved a lot but one of them always used to be disappointed that she did not get the chance to study at a private school. Whenever I saw anybody in pain for not having attended or not being able to send their kids to a good school, I always wondered why income or money had to determine if one can access quality education. If income has to be the main factor, we can say that 75% children of our country are not receiving quality schooling. This is not acceptable to me. ...

I got my education from private schools of Kathmandu. I was an average student fascinated by sports. I have won in various sports competitions, but winning at sports always scared me as I had a dream to become a scholar one day. I was driven by the misconception that my studies would get ruined if I kept winning at sports. Eventually, my fear turned into reality and it started showing in my results. I started getting negative results in studies. I was disappointed and distracted by this incident. One of my teachers then came to me and told me not to be worried. She gave me suggestions to improve which was based on practising and continuous learning. She motivated me to do good in my studies. I thought it was my luck that I had her as a teacher who kept motivating me to move forward. After that incident, I have always again aspired to be a scholar and to work with scholars around the world someday. Receiving a scholarship at Sichuan University, China was the proudest momen...

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I once went to the hospital with my grandfather. He saluted the doctor who passed by him. Baffled with his gesture, I asked him, “What was so special about these people wearing a white coat?” He replied, “They are a great human beings; they save people’s lives.” That was the day when I started dreaming about a career for myself in the medical field. My dad’s constant emphasis on the importance of education was my motivating factor for my higher education. Growing up, I had to walk three hours just to reach my school. I still remember the day when my father saw me surrounded among hundreds of students in a class, he decided to send me to India for education instead. He was convinced that I would do well in a large classroom environment. That was a wise decision because after changing my school, I was a completely different person. I started participating in sports and also got scholarship for my higher education. Soon after graduation, I was back to Nepal and it was my siste...

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My parents did not want me to go to a public school. I used to question, why my parents were pessimistic about sending me to a public school. In face of several adversities, both of my parents worked extremely hard to get quality education for me and my two siblings. I slowly came to understand the reasons and grew a strong desire to be a teacher, that too at a public school to improve the conditions for public school students. The motivation to become a teacher amplified while I joined my Bachelor's. One of my teachers treated me like her daughter. She was the one who always emphasised on giving back to the society and who encouraged my desire to teach. She not only encouraged me about my potential, but also insisted that I helped my friends do better in life. She was a mother, teacher and a social worker at the same time. She has been a true role model – an example of what a difference a teacher can make in the lives of her students. I came to know about TFN through social me...

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I was born in a village named Tandrang in Gorkha. There was no electricity, transportation and other such infrastructure in my village. I feel very really lucky that despite being born in a rural village. I did get an opportunity to study. As the quality of education that I got was not up to the mark, I was the only one who passed during school exams from my batch. However, I had to give away my dream of becoming a doctor because my education level did not serve the requirements. Despite the odds, I had people who supported me. I had a Mathematics teacher who used to motivate me to do the best in studies. He gave me personal guidance. My sister helped me financially throughout my education and I ended up studying Microbiology. I chose TFN Fellowship amongst all other offers I had as I felt that this was the right time in my life to serve and make a difference in education. During the Fellowship, I want to not only provide quality education to the students of rural parts of Nep...

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While I was doing research in a community, together with my friend, I conducted a play that talked about ending early child marriage. The story revolved around how poverty, health issues and lack of opportunity rooted back to early child marriage. Later, I came to find that after seeing the play, one of the girls in the community refused getting married at an early age. Seeing her today studying in grade 9 makes me proud that at least I was involved in saving a girl’s life. Although she had been told about child marriage in classes, she was able to internalize its effects better after seeing our drama. I realized more about the importance of practical education after this incident. Everything had to do with the way education is provided to us. Before I did my Bachelor’s in Public Health, I went to a private school that was near my house. Teachers were our guardians at school. They used to visit our home at a regular basis to see how we have been doing and also to share our progres...

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My schooling started off well and I had a dream of becoming either a doctor or an army to serve the country. As a fun loving and a studious kid, I used to be ranked among the top 3 students. Everyone used to call me an introvert because I used to spend most of my time doing science projects at home which in a way turned my bedroom into a mini lab. . After completing my undergraduate, I was looking for job opportunities that would allow me to live and work in rural communities. That’s when I came across Teach For Nepal online. TFN is going to be my platform to implement my childhood dream of giving back to the community. After hearing stories of TFN Alumni, I am more pumped up to go to these less privileged kids of rural Nepal and help them become next researchers, scientists and informed and educated Nepali.

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I was born in Dang where I continued my education till grade 10. I always aspired to be a good student and strove to stand first in class. I give my father huge credit for my self-development. His support and positive motivation for success has played a great role in my life. As I grew up, my educational background became stronger. Because of good education, I earned all the confidence to do good, which enabled a lot of opportunities and my capacity to grab them. Because of to various circumstances, I was unable to continue my studies for a year after completing Bachelor's degree. Even though the situation was tough, I didn’t let my hunger for education die and managed to enroll in M.Sc. at Tribhuvan University. I was an average student and had to work harder than my classmates. I gave my best and improved my academic performance every semester. My struggle to progress academically has taught me about perseverance and hard work. I chose TFN to join the movement for excell...

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When I was a kid, I used to watch planes passing over the sky for a long time from my house. Pilot or aeronautical engineering was what I wanted to study. I took a break from school for almost two and a half years, because of several reasons. I consider those 34 months to be a very productive time of my life, as I learned about my true desires and dreams at that time. I also came to realize that education is not only about theoretical concepts of a book but has a lot to do with practical life. Along with studies, I was also interested in sports during my childhood. I remember participating in several tournaments. I have won several local level football and cricket tournaments. I was among the winners of the Indoor Cricket League that was held in Kathmandu. Further, I have also coached female futsal players. However, despite my involvement in sports, I never forgot the value of education. While at college, I realized that most students in rural parts of Nepal do not get q...

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