In Nepal, education is the only way to break the bonds of poverty, low caste, and disability But imagine not even being able to go to school or learn the basic skills needed to participate in society, to get a job, to create a better life for oneself. Without an education, a child in Nepal is destined to lead a life of extreme poverty and backbreaking labor. This is especially true of girls, who are often illiterate and married off before they are 14.
This gift will provide the opportunity of education to an impoverished child in rural Nepal who has no other way to pay the school fees. It also provides the child’s school uniform, books, and other supplies. This child may be the first in their family to receive an education. The cost—$75 a year per child—is an incredible investment. An education will best prepare these youngsters for the very difficult future that awaits them, since an increasing number of the next generation in Nepal's overpopulated hills will inherit no land and will have no choice but to find their fortune in the cities. NYOF’s outreach workers will visit the child’s school regularly to check on them and ensure they are receiving a quality education. To do the job, the field workers walk the mountain paths of isolated rural areas, sometimes ten hours a day, stopping at various village schools along the way to survey the situation and discuss problems with the headmasters and students.