When Sangmo was 8, she left her family to attend Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School (SMD) in Kathmandu. In grade 10, Sangmo won a scholarship to complete high school in Portugal. It took two years to negotiate her visa though the Canadian Embassy in Delhi, India. She had just about given up hope when her visa came through.
CanadaHelps.org assists in fundraising by enabling people to raise money online for the charities they support, with personalized fundraising pages.
FUNDRAISING Pages were created for young women attending Canadian universities in Halifax, NS; London, ON; and Squamish, BC.
These pages were managed by kind supporters.
- Meg Federico for Karma Dolma Gurung going to St. Mary's University in Halifax
- Lisa McCracken for Tashi Wangmo Sherpa going to King's University College of University of Western Ontario in London
- Lori Goldman for Nangsal Lama going to Quest University in Squamish, BC.
- Lori Goldman for Lhachoe Dolma Lama going to Quest University in Squamish, BC
- Meg Federico for Sangmo Sherpa going to St. Mary's University, Halifax
St. Mary's University, Halifax, gave financial aid, but Karma needed $8000 to top up the bursary, scholarships and donations that have been raised.
She had housing from a sponsor but still had a shortfall. Your support benefited a bright woman, bringing a remote Nepali village out of the 13th century! UPDATE: Karma graduated in 2015 with BA in International Development Studies with a Minor in Business.
Tashi Wangmo Sherpa, a bright young woman from an impoverished Himalayan family in Nepal, overcame challenges of a new country, culture, language, and education system, to excel, graduating from Appleby College, Oakville, ON, getting accepted into King's University College, University of Western Ontario.
She needed funds for rent for her 3rd school year. Donors helped Tashi to get an education to return home and bring the people of Nepal out of the darkness of poverty and illiteracy.
UPDATE: Tashi graduated in 2015 with
Lhachoe Dolma from the remote Himalayas in Nepal studied at SMD Boarding School (Kathmandu) and got an IB scholarship to ICS Zurich. She has volunteered at SMD, teaching and helping the students to revise for terminal exams.
Lhachoe finished her first year at Quest and couldn't continue due to lack of funding. She is now at college in Alberta studying Business Administration and Accounting while working on the weekends.
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