GCE awarded three College Scholarships to the 2016 class based on faculty recommedations. In reviewing the faculties rankings, Nepal Country Director Tanka Kapri discovered a very special girl.
Sarala Kapri was a close fourth in the faculty's scholarship rankings, but she made a convincing argument that she should have been at least top three. She proved it when she was admitted to the Medical Assistant Program at BP Memorial Health Institute in Kathmandu. This program is NOT easy to get into - only the best and the brightest are admitted. A Medical Assistant is similar to what we call a Physician Assistant in the USA - above a Registered Nurse but not quite a doctor.
GCE Founder Don Wilks met with Sarala during his November 2016 Field Visit and was very impressed. When he asked Sarala why she wanted to be a Medical Assistant, she said "Because I want to return to Samidada [her village in Khari] and provide medical care. We have nothing there now - only in Dhading and that is too far away."
Don's reaction: "We need to find a way to get this girl this education."
Enter Brenda Leung from Hong Kong - GCE's first donor from China. Brenda found GCE through Volunteer Teacher Jovana Stojanova. Brenda has a big heart and was impressed with the impact GCE has had and the way we conduct philanthropy. She waned to learn more and happened to be in Nepal in November, so Don and Tanka met her for lunch. When she heard Sarala's story, she eagerly volunteered to sponsor her Medical Assistant program for the next three years.
Thank you Brenda, you have forever
changed Sarala's life for the better.
Expansion of Baladevi Secondary School to Higher Education is in The Works
Instead of sending the students off to college, what if we brought the college to them?
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