Name: Abhishek B.
Year of birth: 1999
Family: Abhishek lives with his mother and his younger brother Ashok. His father left them years ago to look for a job and he did not return since then. The financial situation of the family is poor and therefore, it is difficult for the mother to take care of Abhishek and his brother Ashok. The family is originally from an underdeveloped hilly region of Nepal.
School: Abhishek is doing very well at the Siddhartha English Secondary School. The average school-fees for children in Nepal are about € 13 a month.
Background: The mother works as a cleaner for rich people, but does not earn much. When Abhishek was seven years old, he and his younger brother were housed at the Garden of Friendship (organization) in Lalitpur. This organization has stopped and since then, they are with their mother again. Abhishek loves playing and reading books with stories.
Reference: LM 1039
Told by Abhishek’s mother:
“I am Radha, mother of Ashok and Abhishek. First of all I would like to share my story with all of you. My husband left me and living his life in his own way. He left me two sons. Now I am a single parent to them. I am from remote village of Nepal. There was difficult to live in the village and look after my children. So I came to Kathmandu along with my children. Here in city also it was very difficult for a woman to earn and run the family. Suddenly one orphanage home admitted my two sons. They took care of my children for five years. This year due to the fund crisis the orphanage home closed. When orphanage home closed it was the middle of the year and I have to continue my children schooling. At that time I was working in a house as a house maid. I have not good income and no place to take my children. So I take my two sons with me. We stayed in the house where I worked. Though it has been very hard for me to cover my children educational cost. But the good cause is that the orphanage coordinator connected me to the Hari sir. And they started to support children’s education cost. It has been almost half a year that we stayed in that house. It was difficult for us to stay more there. So we left that house and started to live in a rented room. I do not have job now and I have to Pay NRs. 2000 per month for the room. I am still searching for job.”
“Hari sir from Sairam Foundation admitted my children for the next session in grade four and five at the same school. He also purchased books and ordered for new school dress. If I had not got support this year, I would have been unable to continue my children schooling. So thank you very much for the sponsors who supported my children. I want to thanks all of you from the bottom of my heart. I have no word to tell you that your support has been a great help for us. My children are studying well. Abhishek had come second in the class and Ashok came fifth. This is only because of kind people like you. Your good thoughts and deeds had made possible to get education for the children.”
Update August 2015 by our coordinator in Nepal (Hari):
“Today we have met Abhishek and his family in Lalitpur. Abhishek passed the sixth grade exam in April 2015 with a score of 67.5%. Now he is at grade seven at the same school.
Update 2014: Abhishek is very talented and became 1st in his class. He took part in the final exam. His school-fees are paid for the first part of the year. After that, the fee increases.
Exam result school year 2013-2014: Abhishek has an average score of 69,03% for his exam in class 5. He has been promoted to class 6.