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We are very pleased to announce that we have awarded scholarships to 3 new nurses who have just started their nursing training at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) Nursing College.
We have awarded full scholarships to Niruta Shahi and Hardevi Bhandari and a half scholarship to Sita Sharma. All three students come from the remote province of Jumla, part of the Karnali District.
Niruta, 16, lives in Jumla with her father, who's a shopkeeper, her mother and 2 siblings - her younger brothers.
Hardevi, 16, lives in a small remote village in Jumla with her ...
Our second year medical student Santosh has returned from a placement in a rural community in Makawanpur District called Ramanthali. He was only there for 1 week but found it extremely informative and he is now an expert on measuring blood pressure and malnutrition. After his return he contracted dengue fever which is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes and is very prevalent in Nepal. The infection is usually mild and passes after about 1 week without causing any lasting problems. But in rare cases it can be very serious and potentially life threatening. We are ...
We are very happy to announce that, thanks to your generous donations, we are able to offer additional funds to a new DFN nursing student, Neelam Yadav, to enable her to continue her nursing studies at Patan Academy of Health Sciences Nursing College in Kathmandu. Neelam comes from the Terai region in Nepal and is 17 years old. Her parents are impoverished farmers who lost their home and income in recent flooding. Neelam is the youngest of 6 siblings. Up until now, her paternal Uncle has been trying to support her studies but cannot continue financial assistance...
Our youngest medical student is Santosh. We asked him to tell us a bit more about his reasons to want to train to become a doctor, and also about what life is like at home in his remote village in Jumla. Here is his account:
"My name is Santosh Upadhayay and I am 19 years old.
My scholarship has completely changed my life, as it has made me focus on studying, and also helped my family to become free of economic burden. I feel that my scholarship was my life changer.
Now a bit about myself:
My village is called Simkhada; it is located in ...