We currently sponsor the education of Elvisha Thapa, Maya Gurung and Ash Maya Gurung. We will continue to support and sponsor their education through high school and maybe further.
Maya Gurung currently lives with Jwalant’s family and goes to a English medium school in Kathmandu. She is a victim of the devastating April 2015 earthquake that ravaged many parts of Nepal.
Below are a couple links to Maya’s story written by CNN journalist, Moni Basu.
- In the face of an injured 10-year-old, the scary future ahead
- In Nepal, second quake brings second chance for one little girl
ASH MAYA GURUNG:
Ash Maya Gurung was born in a small village in Gorkha district. She lost her sight when she was a baby and was brought to Kathmandu for treatment albeit too late. She attended a special boarding school in Kathmandu. She is now back in Gorkha attending a higher education special school near her village.
Elishiva will now complete her high school education next year at a boarding school in Kathmandu.
“Elshiva’s father was desperate to get his daughter an education and heard about a boarding school in Kathmandu that might be able to take her in at a reduced cost. After scraping together some funds by selling a small parcel of family land he took the almost 20 hour bus ride with Elshiva to the capital. After six months, the money from the land ran out for Elshiva’s schooling and room and board, and there was no more land to sell. 3 Summits came to her aid and has been able to help Elshiva continue her education in Kathmandu, where she is now receiving top marks. Her family is immeasurably proud of her and feel that not only will her future now be secure, but now theirs will too.”
– Diana Fernandez (former aid worker in Kathmandu who introduced Elshiva to 3 Summits)