Empowering Opportunities is currently helping children from two orphanages located in the Kathmandu Valley: Srijansil Chldren’s Welfare Home (17 children), and the Lawa Prasad Bal Ghira home (17 students). We are also covering the college tuition costs for two young ladies (Manju and Kopila) who came out of the OCRC orphanage.
The yearly cost for each student that attends government schools (Class 1 – 10) is ~$50. For private school that cost is ~$250/child. We would like to help more children but we need your help!
A primary focus of Empowering Opportunities is to help girls and young women receive a college/university education through financial support of tuition, books and higher education fees. As they receive a higher education degree, their opportunities for higher paying jobs increases and they are in a better position to fill government jobs and help Nepal with gender equity challenges.
The Himalayan Times (Nov 21, 2017)
A total of 7,923 schools were destroyed by the 2015 earthquakes and ~8,500 individuals lost their lives. Of the 7,923 schools destroyed in 2015, there are 5,223 schools still waiting reconstruction. Students of these schools (~975,000 students) are studying in 12,000 temporary learning centers, which lack even the simple amenities of classrooms.
Partnering with the Rotary Club of Fort Collins – After Work Club, we have assisted with the rebuilding of 4 schools in rural Nepal. We provide educational supplies (books, pen, pencils, stationary, etc) to the students on an annual basis.