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Sanju Pariyar

Sanju Pariyar v3 -low resSanju Pariyar is another child who had the misfortune of being born in a family of tailors, a Dalit and therefore an untouchable. As if that wan’t enough, her dad is a drunk and mom suffers from a heart condition. Consequently, her family struggles to cover her educational expenses.

 

 

 

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

sanju pariyar - request letter

Sanju Pariyar – 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: Sanju Pariyar 1. School uniform

800

2. Father’s name: Tika Bdr. Pariyar 2. Shoes + socks

550

3. Mother’s name: Durga Pariyar 3. School bag

450

4. Address: Thangpalkot-3 4. Tie + belt (1 set)

225

5. Number of family members: 8 5. Student ID

130

6. Family member abroad: none 6. Admission fee

50

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

150

8. Financial situation: weakClass: 2 8. Computer fees (40 x 12)

480

9. Notebooks (10 x 10 x 12)

1200

10. Pencils (50 x 6)

300

11. Geometry box (80 x 1)

80

Total

4415

Signed and stamped
The Principal

At the current rate of exchange of approximately Rs. 98=US$1.00, the total cost amounts to US$45/year as 2nd grader.

However, she has just four more months in 2nd grade. Academic year in Nepal runs from mid-April to the beginning of April the following year. That means, she’ll need support for at least the next seven years.

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Update Feb. 20, 2014

Purchases by Nemira Customers 35 – 47 has ensured that Sanju gets to finish school!

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September 2014 Update

Sanju has passed her exams and has moved on to grade 3! Details of her educational costs for the 2014-15 (2071) academic year can be found here.

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September 2015 Update

Sanju has passed her exams and has moved on to grade 4! Details of her educational costs for the 2014-15 (2071) academic year can be found here.

The earthquake of April 25, killed her father as well as the only livestock they owned — two goats — and destroyed her family house.

 

 

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