"I am Binisha Ghimire from the Dalit caste, which is considered the untouchable community, in the Makawanpur District of Nepal. My father is a taxi driver and my elder brother works in small scale farming. My father struggles to feed, clothe, and educate his children and manage our family of nine.
I never dared to dream big, as my family does not have the means to provide us quality education. However, I experienced a change I never thought would happen in my life. I was selected for an annual scholarship worth 803.00 USD to fund my education, a three-year agriculture technician training course. The training is very valuable as Nepal needs more agricultural technicians. The award has relieved pressure on my family to fund my education. I am working hard and doing well in my studies. This degree will go a long way in helping me establish self-dignity and supporting my family financially after I graduate. It is empowering me to be independent and skillful.
My heartfelt thanks go to CHOICE Humanitarian for giving wings to my dreams of being an able and educated woman."
CHOICE Humanitarian invites you to become a member of The Village, so that more people like Binisha can dream big!