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Transform Himalayan Girls Life

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Transform A Himalayan Girls’ Life. Help Them Go To School. HCRI to Grow Scholarship

Following the very common proverb, “If you educate a boy, you educate just a boy. If you educate a girl, you educate an entire family” Himalayan Conservation and Research Institute have established the girls' scholarship program. The goal of Himalayan Conservation and Research Institute’s Girls Scholarship Program (known as “HCRI to Grow”) is to provide opportunities for the Himalayan girls to attend school, thus allowing them to gain the lifelong gift of education to take control of their and their’s lives.

This scholarship program will sponsor two girls from Dolpa, Dhanwantari Thapa, and Smriti Devkota to attend school in Kathmandu. These two girls are from Dolpa, where the literacy rate is less than 54% (according to the District Education Office). Actual literacy can be found less than a given figure. Women’s literacy is even worse because, due to socio-economic and cultural bias, young girls are often left behind when it comes to educational opportunities. By providing a scholarship to young girls, we can have an immediate and direct impact on their lives. We believe that education will allow them to take control of their future and empower them to make choices about a career. We have a donor who will match the first $700 donations towards this scholarship program. Smriti Devkota and Dhanwantari Thapa have been selected for this scholarship program.

Smriti Devkota is six years old who have got Cataract by birth, and a continuous medical checkup and surgeries have made her capable enough to see little colors of this beautiful world. Her father does not have sufficient income to send her to a particular school where children with poor vision like she can study. Through this scholarship program, she will be enrolled as a specific school in Kathmandu, where she can learn despite her poor eyesight. She has a big dream, and we can make her dreams’ come true.

Dhanwantari Thapa is the first child of her parents whose financial status is not well enough to send her to a good school. He is the oldest sister of her brother and sister. Giving her a good education will not only make strong enough to live but also bring change to her family’s and community’s life.

Scholarship Management:

Himalayan Conservation and Research Institute will manage the scholarship program. Our in-country staff and members are responsible for maintaining the scholarship program. This includes monitoring girls’ academic performance and payment of scholarships.

Sponsor Relations:

In order to allow our sponsors to learn more about our scholarship recipients, we will publish an annual report on our official website ( and Facebook page. This report will contain photos, stories, and how education is changing their lives. In addition, all sponsors will receive regular updates through email and website. Sponsors who support more than $300 will receive a handwritten letter from girls.


Admission fee: $120

Tuition Fee: $412

Hostel Fee: $900

Stationary: $150

Total Budget Per Year Per Student: $1582

For details, please write to us at [email redacted] or [email redacted]


Suraj Upadhaya
Ames, IA

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