Two More Young Women Supported by DFN to Begin Their Nursing Journey

We’re pleased to report exciting developments for our brand new joint study and employment scholarship. This involves us working with Oda Foundation, Kalikot, to collaboratively identify individuals from marginalized groups in the Karnali region, and give them the opportunity to apply for scholarships that include funding for their nursing, midwifery or public health education, as well as a two-year employment contract at Oda Foundation’s clinic.

The first two aspiring nurses have been selected for the scholarship, Sunmaya B.K and Gauri B.K (pictured middle and right). These two deserving young women, seventeen and eighteen years old, from Kalikot, have just left school and are faced with limited options in terms of next steps. With their parents working in agriculture on low incomes to support them and their siblings, their families would not have been able to afford training fees.

Their first step towards becoming nurses for Sunmaya and Gouri is to complete a foundation course to help them in their applications for the full college course. DFN are pleased to have been able to fund this, thanks to our donors. This is their first time ever travelling outside of their region and being in the city and they are both excited and nervous! They are looking forward to giving back to their own community in the future, with a particular interest in helping the women of their villages.