Nursing student Niruta – how Covid-19 is effecting her studies

Niruta is 16 years old and is one of our youngest nursing students studying at Karnali Academy of Health Science, high up in the mountains in Jumla, western Nepal. Due to Covid-19, her nursing college in Jumla has been closed for the past 8 months and she has had study on her own in her village. The wi-fi signal is very poor in the remote areas of Nepal, so it’s been very hard for our students to access any online teaching. Niruta lives in Jumla with her father, a shop keeper, her mother, and her two younger brothers. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, Niruta’s father has lost his business – he hopes to set something else up in the near future.

Niruta and her father
Niruta and her grandfather outside her house
Niruta’s house
Niruta’s village