Dolakha college starts scholarship for quake victims

2016-01-05

Ekantipur

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Gaurishankar Multiple CampusGaurishankar Multiple Campus, the oldest public campus in Dolakha, has initiated an education campaign for the earthquake victims unable to pursue higher studies because of financial constraints.

The campus has announced a scholarship programme for 50 students this year under its Support a Student Campaign.

Sunil Acharya, the campus chief, said the campaign was launched targeting the students who were compelled to quit their studies after their families were financially burdened in the wake of the April 25 earthquake.

“After the earthquake there has been an increase in the number of people of college going age going abroad for foreign employment. This campaign is aimed at checking the dropout rate and supporting the needy students,” Acharya said.

The campus has formed a committee to oversee the campaign. It will prepare lists of the needy students and donors, and work as a coordinating body between them.

Mahalaxmi Mahat, who lives in the United States, has offered Rs 250,000 to the campaign while every member of the campus board has pledged to foot the tuition expense of a student each.

Secretary of Nepal Karate Federation Kedar Babu Siwakoti, human rights activist Hom Pathak and local businessman Santosh Kunwar have also announced to support three students.