A testament to struggle and success

Pratima Thapa's (Name changed) life was filled with struggles from a young age. She lost her mother when she was just two years old and was left with her father, who was an alcoholic and never cared for his children. Her sisters did not go to school and her brother had to drop out after their mother's death. But her brother saw the potential in Pratima and enrolled her in a nearby school.

Pratima was a smart student, but she faced challenges in continuing her due to the need to pay school fees, Her father was unsupportive of her schooling, so she had to sneak to school to avoid his disapproval. Thankfully, her brother was there to offer her moral and financial support.

RHEST learned about Pratima's situation and enrolled her in SGT when she was in grade six. Pratima helped her family with household chores before leaving for school and studied late at night. She completed her higher education with outstanding grades with support from In Honor of Amar.

Pratima worked as a Friday facilitator for a few years and later completed her Master's in Education. She is now a permanent government school teacher. Pratima with two children. She says, "Life is full of ups and downs. I have gone through many downs but I never gave up. I am thankful for what I have received from RHEST and want to give back to my community." Pratima's story is a testament to the power of determination and perseverance in the face of adversity.


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