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Update posted by Dion Maas On Dec 16, 2020

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It has been two years since we started this journey, a crowdfunding campaign aimed at fulfilling the dream of a young woman from a poor, remote village in Nepal to become the first doctor in her area. And it has been almost a year since Aishwarya got accepted into Gandaki Medical college in Pokhara, Nepal’s second most populous city, to start her MBBS.

A short update of the last 10 months: after being accepted into medical college and after much initial excitement, Aishwarya moved to Pokhara at the end of February, 2020. In March, Nepal like much of the world entered into lockdown due to Covid-19, and she had to move back home again. Luckily, classes continued online and Aishwarya has been able to pass all her exams to date. At the moment, she is studying hard for the final exams of the first year, which are expected to be held in January 2021.

So far, we have been able to raise over 14,000 EUR (of which 11,800 EUR was used for this year’s tuition) and we continue to campaign for Aishwarya in the hope that we can see this through to the finish. A massive thanks to everyone for your support, which has been truly overwhelming. We hope you will continue to support us!

You can find a thank-you message from Aishwarya attached to this post. It was recorded early March 2020, right before the Holi festival and right before the lockdown.


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Update posted by Dion Maas On Feb 26, 2020

First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who has donated, shared or liked the campaign so far – the response we’ve had has been absolutely overwhelming! With your help, we’ve successfully raised almost 8,500 EUR already, and that has given us the momentum to push ahead and see this project through to the end. Thank you!

At this point, we’d like to give everyone an update on how things are going and what we, and Aishwarya, have already achieved.

Aishwarya successful completed her university entrance exams in September, qualifying her for admission to medical studies. Unfortunately, as if the anticipation over her exams wasn’t already enough, a general strike delayed the admissions process by four months. But good things come to those who wait, and two weeks ago we finally received the good news that Aishwarya was formally offered admission as a student at the Gandaki Medical College in Pokhara!

In order to secure her admission, together with the Dolma Foundation we immediately transferred the first year’s tuition fees totalling 11,800 EUR. The final stages of the admission process were completed last week and Aishwarya began classes this week.

We still have a way to go to raise all the funds needed to support Aishwarya through the entirety of her studies. All in all, we expect it will cost around 45,000 EUR. This includes her tuition fees, her compulsory internship, and other additional expenses such as examinations, field trips, and practical placements. We’re confident that together with your support, we’ll be able to cover this, but we do acknowledge it’s going to be a long road.

Thank you, everyone, for your support thus far!

Dion

Attached the admission letter to Gandaki Medical College:


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good luck and hope you raise enough funds for her studies.

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Great initiative!

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