Graduating in3 years
Sponsorship IDMFN 01
Field of StudyBachelor of Medicine
Age21 years old
I am local resident of Mahatari district of province 2 eastern Nepal. We have 7 members in our family and farming is my father’s occupation. My mother is a housewife. My family belongs to warrior community of Chhetry class.
Why do you want to pursue this area of study?
I grew up seeing many Christian healthcare professionals from Lalgadh Mission Hospital, who used to bring the patients for prayers. The church pastor and leaders used to pray for them by calling their names and somehow, since my childhood, I always wished to be like them. On many occasions, I used to observe sick people who visited the church for prayers. To pray for patients, asking God’s healing grace and at same time, using my medical knowledge and skills, would be a wonderful privilege for me. This inspires me to serve the sick and suffering by being a medical doctor in future.
Why you need sponsorship?
We depend on earnings from the farming and we have limited land. It is just sufficient to support our family, but not enough to pay for education. I had to struggle financially even to finish my Secondary Education Examination (SEE). I always topped the results in my schools, and so I received scholarships to pay for the school fees. I praise the Lord for such provisions which helped me to finish my school level educations including +2 in science.
What will the impact be of your studies to you, your family and to your community?
Firstly, I will work as a doctor in a public government hospital as I am bonded to serve for 2 years where the government assigns me. My service with compassion will open doors to witness Jesus to the people with medical needs. After that, I will have to make a choice as to where I should work – public or private medical organisations. I will make a good income which will significantly improve our family’s economic position.
Secondly, my status being a woman will upgrade and hopefully the social misperception towards women will be changed positively. I hope I will empower other women to study and become healthcare professionals.
|Nurses / 10,000 People||132||33|
|Doctors / 10,000 People||41||9|
|Maternal Mortality Rate (deaths / 100,000 live births)||6||186|
|Under 5 Mortality Rate (deaths / 1000 live births)||3.7||27|
|Life Expectancy at Birth||83.7 years||70.8 years|
My Supporting Organisation
Minority Focus, Nepal
The level of poverty in Nepal results in many students, who would like to study to improve their situation, are unable to. Minority Focus, a faith based organization, began operations in 1985 with a purpose of providing partial scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain further education in technical, medical and vocational sectors. Its aim is to develop qualified leaders at all levels of society. Since its establishment, it has helped over 2000 graduates to obtain education in various fields.