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Education of Bishnu’s Siblings 2015-16

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Bishnu and family.

Bishnu and family. Photo taken in January 2014.

COMMITTED has been supporting Bishnu and her siblings for over a year and a half with their education.

You can read about how it all started in October of 2013 here, about the support we provided part of that academic year (i.e. October 2013-April 2014) here and about the support we provided this past academic year, 2071 (2014-15), here following my adventurous journey to visit the family and a fundraising (and awareness) campaigns to support the education of siblings and children of dead Nepalese migrants.

Thanking COMMITTED for their support, the following request letter — from the Principal, for this academic year, 2072 (2015-16) — outlines the academic standing of the four children and the details of their educational costs.

Sponsorship request on behalf of Bishnu and her siblings for the academic year 2072 (2015-16).

Sponsorship request on behalf of Bishnu and her siblings for the academic year 2072 (2015-16).

The details of current students at this school, children of the late Dol BahadurKhadga are as follows:

# Name of Student Class (grade)
1 Bishnu Khadga (daughter) 12*
2 Laxmi Khadga (daughter) 10
3 Laxman Khadga (son) 9
4 Rajesh Khadga (son) 8
  1. Yearly educational expenses per child (except Bishnu):
    1. Supplies (notebooks, pencils, educational materials, reference books):Rs. 600/month X 12 months = Rs. 7200.
    2. Mandatory private tuition (in English, Mathematics and Science):Rs. 500/subject/month X 3 subjects X 4 months = Rs. 6000.
    3. School uniform: Rs. 3000.
    4. Snack and other expenses: Rs. 30/day X 220 days = Rs. 6600.

Total = Rs. 22,800.00

The above is the cost for per student per year. Tuition fees are not include since its free.

Thank you for your support.

(Signed)
Tika Ram Sapkota
(Principal)

The fifth school-going child, Sharmila Khadga, is sick and currently in India with a relative getting treatment. Laxman is repeating grade nine as he failed the exams; he was taken ill with stomach ulcers and unable to prepare well for them.

Total support needed for the three children for the entire year: 22,800 X 3 = Rs. 68,400.

Monthly deposit for 11 months = 68400/12=Rs. 5700.

In addition to that, as indicated in the last update, Bishnu failed a few of her 12th grade examinations. Just as last year, she will need financial support when she sits for those examinations again. The following details the support she would need:

Room and board during the exam: Rs. 11,000 (not unlike last year)
Private tuition on the two subjects: 1200 X 2 = Rs. 2400
Additional Books = Rs. 500
Total = Rs. 13000

In conclusion, the children will be provided with a total of Rs. 81400 (68400+13000) this academic year, 2072 (2015-16).

 

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