Story 15: Yasudha was near to drop out the school , now continue her education
Yasudha is a 15 years girl, who is residing in Panchpuri Municipality, 8 Dulalthai in Surkhet district. Her father Maniram B.K. is 45 years. Her father was paralyzed while he was young and his both legs lost the mobility. Her father can’t even walk, yet he is doing the labor work like pounding the gravels while sitting in the same place. Her mother is only able to move one hand. Both her father and mother pound the gravels in the same place. Her family is very poor and has no way to make money. They don’t even have any land, just a small house to live in.
Yasudha has an elder sister and a small brother too. Her sister is married and is not staying with them while her little brother is studying in class five. Because of the financial hardship Yasudha could not continue her studies after 8 and is now staying at house dropping out the school. As both of her parents are handicapped, they have a handicap card and receive a handicap allowance from the government. Yasudha’s father gets 6,000 rupees every 3 months, while her mother gets 12,000 rupees every 3 months. This handicap allowance is the only source of income that this family has to manage their household.
Yasudha is highly interested in continuing her school, yet due to the financial problem in her home she had to drop the school. A social mobilizer from Aawaj Nepal, Ms. Kalpana Nepali, met Yasudha while searching for children facing various challenges to form a children’s club with all those in need. Yasudha is also a member of the same child club. She participate in child club meeting regularly. During the meeting, Yasudha learned about the child helpline number 1098. After contacting the helpline and sharing her situation, they provided her with a school bag, notebooks, pens, and warm clothing for the winter. “Now I can go to school and continue my education,” said Yasudha.