On December 30, 2019, I made a presentation at a school to about 60 people. I shared my journey from Nepal starting as someone our society had written off as a nobody and wouldn't amount to much to becoming the person I am today -- a human being first -- and some of the most important life lessons I have learned. The reason for doing so? To inspire children to dream big and to reach for that which they have been told they can't or shouldn't, or to become that which they have been told they can't.
From the late nineties, I have always wished that Nepal UWC committee would be able to send children from poor and/or marginalized backgrounds. All the time I have been involved in the committee, I have done what little I could to make that happen. This is the story of the things I did and the little gains we have made so far to that end.
My attempt at inspiring students at Dhaulagiri Boarding School in Jomsom, a village in my home District of Mustang, to pursue their dreams, to break out of the limitations and constraints imposed on them by Nepalese culture and society.
I had a number of reasons for wanting to go abroad for studies. One had been to learn about other people and places. Another had been to escape Nepal.
My attempt at inspiring students from Dolpa, mostly ethnic Tibetans, to pursue their dreams to break out of the limitations and constraints imposed on them by Nepalese culture and society.
Dreams can be powerful; they can take you places some not even imagined possible!
Follow link to watch a video of the presentation where I talked about how I realized my dreams, how I continue to dream and what I hope they do with their lives.