"Day Boarders" Need Help
All these children are in school now and they are all sponsored as 'day boarders', which means they come to us 7 days a week, every day of the year, from 7 AM until 7 PM. We do this becuase we have no more room to take boarders, yet the only chance these children have for education is SMD. All we ask is that they sleep somewhere else; we do everything else (3 meals a day + snack, clothes, baths, healthcare, haircuts, etc.) because the families can't afford to care for them. We have been stretching the amount of Day students to cover "day boardering" costs but given rising costs, Day Scholar sponsorship doesn't stretch that far these days. Day Boarders need double sponsors.
|D 13.1 Nagawang Tsering Boy 6 years||D 13.3 Chonzom Sherpa Girl 4 years||D 13.4 Thupten Nyima Boy 4 years|
|D 13.13 Karan Thapa Boy 4 years||D 13.19 Pasang Tsering Boy 8 years|
|SPONSORED D11.12 Bijan Thapa Magar Boy 4 years Class: Nursery||D11.14 Yangchen Tamang Girl 4 years Class: LKG
||D11.21 Sagar Boy 8 years Class: Special Junior|
|D11.24 Yangchen Lhamo Girl 12 years Class: Special opportunity High
Yangchen Lhamo is from a Sherpa village called Phulping in Tatopani on the border near Tibet where there are no modern services such as health care and schools. Tatopani is in the Himalayan region so it’s very cold in winter.
Yangchen’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old, and her mother was left with all the responsibility of raising her. Luckily Yangchen is only the child in her family. Her mother owns a little tea stall in Boudha where she helps her mother. Yangchen Lhamo was studying in another boarding school but due to a financial problem in her family she had to leave her studies. The money from the little tea stall is not enough to feed both of them. Yangchen had to work from time time she was very small, so she didn’t have any time to play with friends.
|Anil D813 Boy 9 years Class: 2||Dawa Tsering D821 Boy 12 years Class: 4|
|Phurbu Sangmo D824 Girl 13 years Class: 7||Sangye Dolma D826 Girl 12 years Class: 3||Khil Bahadur D914 Boy 14 years Class: 6|
|Binda D915 Girl 15 years Class: 4||Jyoti D916 Girl 16 years Class: 8|