Just a basic education had been in the cards! But determined to get more, much much more than that which I was told I was "entitled" to, I would have an incredible academic career!
Post-secondary education in government colleges in Nepal is a black hole. A large percentage of student who attend those institutions never get out of it! If they do, it's without having completed it.
Primary and secondary education in Nepal for a vast majority of Nepalese children was a privilege, when I was a student, and is still a privilege thirty years later! Only a very very small percentage of kids attending government schools -- where a majority of children go for their education -- graduate from a high school.