Cast Study 2
Case study of Ms. Sharmila Chaudhary – Lalmatiya VDC- 8, Mashuriya, Dang
Ms. Sharmila Chaudhary is a 20 year old girl and the youngest amongst her five siblings. She belongs to Dang district and her house lies in Lalmatiya VDC- 8, Mashuriya. She lost her parents at an early age. Due to stark poverty with no means of earning in the local community, her elder sister left for Kathmandu valley with the local landlord taking Sharmila with her. Sharmila worked for the landlord as a child laborer but after three years she started working as a house maid for a business man during the evenings. Her elder sister advised her to study and supported her by helping Sharmila get admitted to Shree Tika Vidyashram Secondary School, Sanepa. She joined the school at grade three and started to study there. Because of her sincere attitude and strong attachment to studying she reached the tenth grade and scored second division in S.L.C. But lacked sufficient funds and the financial resource to study further. Her elder sister too was unable to support her for advanced studies. Meanwhile, Sharmila learned about the scholarship program offered by Hamro Chahana Nepal. She applied for the same. The board members of HCN discussed her situation after analyzing the condition, and gave their approval for a scholarship.
On July 27, 2011, she was admitted in Shree Mahendra Adarsa Vidyashram Higher Secondary School, Satdobato, Lalitpur in class 11 and all the expenses were taken care of by HCN. She is now studying in the school with Nepali as her major subject. To express gratitude she is working with HCN as an active volunteer.