Ensuring no child drops out of school because of poverty. Making efforts to deliver 100,000 scholarships by 2025.
I earn a sum of Rs. Five Thousand roughly per month pulling a cart on the Nepal-India border. The amount, earned after hours of hardship every day, is not even enough to help survive the daily life of my family and eventually I have to take loans to sustain. Due to the same, managing money for my daughter, Priyanka’s education was impossible. As she has been awarded the Sadbhaw Scholarships, I now am at peace that my daughter can study without any obstruction till SLC.
Binod Kumri, father of Priyanka Kumri, Birgunj, Parsa
Being born as a girl, my parents had already decided to keep me out of school. Because of our poor financial condition, my parents could not afford to send the all three of us to school and chose my brothers education over mine. I felt so helpless that I even wanted to put an end to my life. But, I heartily thank Sadbhaw Scholarships to help me pursue my schooling further. And here I stand today, living my dream to become a Nurse in near future.
Arti Kumari Sah, Student, Saptari
Sadbhaw Scholarships is an HCI Initiative to expedite funding of scholarships by Private Sector and individual citizens for needy and deserving students from across Nepal studying in schools. It aims to help Government of Nepal and its development partners in their efforts to build an educated Nepali Society.
Currently working in five districts, HCI would reach out in all 75 districts by the end of the 2025. The administrative cost of the scholarship program in every district is earned through CSR contributions from Nepali companies, paving way, therefore to ensure 100% money from individual contributors go to the scholarship recipient. A mere 500 rupees a month (6,000 NRs, 60 USD approx. a year) can help shape the future of a meritorious but needy child in Nepal.
A community body, Sadbhaw Samaj, comprising of business and community leaders, formed in every district selects the needy students. A meticulous and objective process has been developed to reach the most needy and meritorious students.
The drop-out rate of school going students when reaching higher grades is shockingly high in Nepal. Mostly, the poor economic condition of the family being the reason. Sadbhaw Scholarships is such a vision to help bring down this rate and gradually build an educated Nepali Society.
Carrying a slogan, " Nepali Le Nepali Laai", it also, envisions social hamrony between all fellow Nepalis, where in one willing and well-to-do Nepali supports the needy for the country's betterment.