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Motor Shyangbo

Matar Shyangbo v7 - low resMotor, though from Gunsa, lives with his grandparents in Thangpalkot. He has been living with them since he was 3 years old. Neither of his parents are around. While his mother passed away some time ago, his father is currently serving a jail sentence. (I didn’t ask for more details.) Motor is a fifth grade student at Raithane School in Thangpalkot.

 

 

 

Attached below are details of his family and the cost of his education.

Motor Shyangbo - request letter.

Motor Shyangbo – request letter. (Click on the image for the original.)

The request letter reads:

Subject: About scholarship.

Personal and family details of the student

Particulars

Yearly
Cost/NRs.

1. Student’s name: Motor Shyangbo 1. School uniform

650

2. Class: 5 2. Shoes + socks

550

3. Father’s name: Jung Bahadur Shyangbo (in jail, serving a sentence) 3. School bag

450

4. Mother’s name: late Kaili Shyangbo 4. Tie + belt (1 set)

200

5. Address: Gunsa-5 5. Student ID

130

6. Number of family members: 3 6. Admission fee

100

7. Duration for which agricultural yield sustains the family: 2 months 7. Exam fees (50 x 3)

150

8. Family member abroad: 8. Computer fees (40 x 12)

480

9. Financial situation: weak. 9. Notebooks (10 x 12 x 12)

1440

10. Pencils (10 x 24)

240

11. Geometry box (80 x 1)

80

Total

4470

Signed and stamped
The Principal

At the current rate of exchange of approximately Rs. 98=US$1.00, the total cost amounts to US$46/year as a 5th grader.

However, he has just four more months in 5th grade. Academic year in Nepal runs from mid-April to the beginning of April the following year. That means, he’ll need support for at least the next five years.

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Update Feb. 20, 2014

Purchases by Nemira Customers 19 – 28 has ensured that Motor gets to finish school!

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September 2014 Update

Motor passed his exams and has moved on to grade 6! Details of his educational costs for the 2014-15 (2071) academic year can be found here.

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September 2015 Update

Motor, whose name has now been changed to Prabin, passed his exams and has moved on to grade 7! Details of his educational costs for the 2015-16 (2072) academic year can be found here.

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