Home: Butwal, Rupandehi, Lumbini
Education: Bachelor’s of Public Health, Sanjeevani College of Medical Sciences, Purbanchal University, Nepal
I credit a lot of who I am to the education I have received. I was always an intelligent child and education was highly valued in my family. Both my parents have a Master’s degree, my sister is a pharmacist and my brother is pursuing his MBBS.
But it was not until my undergraduate years when I finally had a chance to explore my leadership skills, public speaking and communication skills, my ability to organize events and training as well as utilize my creativity. During my one-month community health diagnosis, I had to learn to negotiate with not only the community members but also our 15-member team. Compromising personal comfort for the sake of the group and living in a rural village was difficult at first but now it is one of my most cherished memories. I got to learn about the socio-economic and health issues of the community, as well as the administrative and educational system of the rural municipality. The whole experience taught me coordination and conflict management skills.
I want to be a TFN Fellow and work at TFN because I want to join the movement to provide excellent education to the students of public schools and end the educational inequity. I want to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself through extreme and difficult situation which will help me to grow as a highly experienced, strong and competent human being in the future.