Description: The Nepal Initiative aims to support high-achieving college students from rural areas in Nepal in building key practical skills for future success. AFH works through a local organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal to provide scholarships for each new cohort of students to pursue skill-building in areas such as intensive English language learning and computer training. These practical, complementary skills are intended to enhance students’ opportunities in the global job market after completing school.
Why? What’s the need? Higher education in Nepal has the potential to act as a stepping-stone to an array of other opportunities, particularly for students from rural areas. However, prohibitive costs and lack of close student support act as barriers for many students in accessing these opportunities. Our partner organization provides schooling and mentorship to high-achieving students from rural areas to support them in completing higher education degrees.
While the organization is able to support scholarships and close, ongoing mentorship through their presence in Nepal, other key skills for success in the modern global job market, such as computer classes and English language, are needed to remove barriers for these students in accessing future opportunities. AFH supports the organization in bridging this gap by supporting complementary skill-building among each new cohort of students.
How can you support? You can support college students in Nepal by donating! If you wish to donate to support the program, click on SUPPORT US above.