Congratulations to our three oldest students, who all received outstanding marks on their SLC exams! Radha, Rajkumari, and Anil were three of the original 14 students Haushala rescued from an abusive orphanage back in 2009, starting CYF as an organisation to support them through school. The three have now concluded their studies at Life Vision Academy, and these excellent SLC results are an impressive and exciting way for them to complete secondary school.
The SLC (School Leaving Certificate) is the final exit exam for Nepali students. It is a very important exam for students as it largely determines their access to college programs, jobs and more opportunities. It's also very difficult; only about half of the country's students receive a passing grade each year, and far fewer receive higher marks or distinction. SLC results carry a lot of weight in determining a teenager's future, and we could not be more proud of Radha, Rajkumari and Anil for their hard work and success!
This SLC batch is particularly exciting as Radha and Rajkumari are our first two girls to complete school at LVA and to take the SLC. Radha joined CYF when she was in grade three. She has no memory of her village in Makwanpur, but she has learned that it is important to keep going forward in life, and that as a girl she has to walk with her head held high and not dwell in the past. From the beginning of her time at CYF, she was grateful for the love that she feels and the education that she received. A message that Radha would like to share is that we should never give in to failure, that we should believe in ourselves and never think that we are alone as there is always someone loving and caring for us.
Rajkumari joined LVA in class two and was brought to CYF alongside her brother, Elay. Her time at CYF is important to her because her mother is unable to provide her with quality education, and she gets to see her mother when she comes to Kathmandu for hospital treatments. She immediately liked the education that she was receiving and has continued to grow and learn over the years. She says she has learned to respect and love others, as well as discipline, knitting and how to make hand bands. Rajkumari would like to to share with everyone that she is extremely grateful for all of the opportunities she has been given and she is thankful of the entire CYF team.
Anil joined CYF in 2011, and has had the full support of the CYF team throughout his many struggles. His mother fought a long and hard battle with breast cancer, which she unfortunately lost in 2015, and his father is paralyzed. Anil himself was diagnosed with Menangitis two times within the last year, but he continued to work hard and succeed at everything that he puts his mind to. He has a lot of fun memories of his time at CYF such as caroling and playing basketball. He has learned that it is important to help the needy by giving what we have, and believes that everyone should help those in need in their own capacity.
Congratulations to these wonderful, hardworking students, and thank you so much to everyone who has helped support them along the way!
If you would like to help these three teenage graduates with their next step, all donations we receive via this page will help them afford higher education and vocational trainings.