My name is Pasang Kaji Sherpa. I was born in Solukhumbu district, in Juving, a remote village in Nepal. My illiterate parents had no money to educate us four boys. Luckily, I was sponsored all the way through school at Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School, which was founded to address the needs of poor Himalayan kids like me and my brothers. Having completed Grade 10 at Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School in Kathmandu, I was then really fortunate to gain a full scholarship for a two-year IB Diploma course at the Inter-Community School in Zurich. I left everything I knew to get higher education and pursue my dream: improving agricultural conditions for farmers in Nepal and developing a more sustainable environment. I hope to help farmers optimize agricultural production to fight for food scarcity and make the best use of natural resources.
With that dream and hope in mind, I worked hard to complete my IB exams. I have just been accepted for a 4-year study in bioeconomic engineering at Hame University of Applied Science in Finland.
With a bioeconomic engineering degree, I will learn how to integrate technology and manage natural resources through various development projects. I want to contribute towards the development of Nepal, and give back to my community. This degree will expand my horizon on how to use technology in the agriculture industry and optimize crop yields sustainably. I want to adapt what I learn to the particular agricultural conditions in my country and help Nepal become more self-reliant.
Although I have passed a hurdle in securing a place at the university, I now face the next: to have enough money to attend the course. I am very grateful to be supported by the Parents Association of ICSZ and my brother, who will cover part of my tuition fee. (My brother: his name is Phur Tenzin, he was sponsored at SMD , got a scholarship and graduated from the same high school in Zurich. He went to Canada where he finished an engineering degree. He is helping me to achieve my dream)
*Please find the detailed cost breakdowns in Euro here:
- First-Year tuition = 9700 - PA’s funds of 5000.
- Food = 3600 (300/month)
- Housing = 4800 (400/month)
- Health insurance, transportation, mobile etc = 3600 (300/month)
- Books and media: 700/year
I need your help to make my dream come true! Every form of support means a lot to me. You can help me achieve my dream with a donation (however big or small), and even by sharing this post!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Email: [email protected]
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Below are my bank account details:
- Name: Pasang Kaji Sherpa
- IBAN: CH53 0483 5178 7187 9000 0
- BIC: CRESCHZZ80A