Graduating in2 years
Sponsorship IDHDCSN 01
Field of StudyNursing and/or Midwifery
Age18 years old
My family and community background
My name is Monika and I am 17 years old. There are four family members in my home, including my parents and my younger brother, who is 14 years old. Most people in my community depend on traditional agriculture and find it very hard to manage everyday life. Many young people go to Gulf countries due to difficulties getting a job and having enough money to live on in Nepal. Women, children and people with disability stay at home.
When people in my community get sick, they visit local traditional healers and going to a hospital is their last option. They worship different Gods and offer goats, chicken, duck and fruits to their Gods, despite being very poor. Superstition is one of the major problems in our society.
There is a mission hospital near my village named Chaurjahari hospital. I was impressed by how the missionaries treated the people with compassion. Therefore, I made my dream to be a nurse and serve people in my local community.
Why did you choose your area of study and why do you need a scholarship?
I have seen and experienced the reality of the health situation in our community. Therefore, I dreamed to be a nurse, to serve the people, and to raise the awareness of health issues. Education is expensive in our country and my family are unable to bear all the costs of my nurse training. Without your support, my dream could not become reality. Therefore, I am so thankful for my sponsor, HDCS and MMA.
What impact do you hope to have on your community?
I will, as a local girl, provide awareness about the health and hygiene which I am learning through community health practice. I will also serve people through hospital service thereby hoping to make a difference in my community.
|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
Human Development and Community Services, Nepal
Established in 1991, Human Development and Community Services (HDCS) is a faith-based NGO working in three main sectors – health, education, and community development. Currently, it manages various projects across Nepal, especially in rural regions, and provides services through hospitals, health camps, public health programs, school development programs and educational day care centres for special needs children. HDCS hospitals, based in remote parts of Nepal, provide health services for over 170,000 patients each year.