Deepak is entering his third year as an NCEP scholar, and is a well-rounded, studious, and conscientious 16-year-old student. He has passed all his classes in each year of his sponsorship, and his parents are also supportive of his education. As he will be preparing for his School Leaving Certificate (SLC) Exams, NCEP Nepal volunteers recommend his enrolment this year in a supplementary tutoring program to give him the best chance at success in these difficult exams. We will also meet with him regularly to help him understand his options for next year, and to enable him to pursue his chosen course.
In 2009, Deepak shared his story and interest in a short letter to all the donors and contributors who have made his education possible:
“My name is Deepak. Now I study Class 8. We have district level exams [this year]. At my home five people – Father, Mahabira, Mother, Samjama, big sister, Lalita, small sister, Laxmi, and me, the middle brother. Nowadays I live at Kamlalxi. My house is in Dang district. My father is a street vendor. I like to learn new things. [I hope] to earn money and become a big person. I like playing football and enjoy singing too.”
Deepak with his classmates and fellow NCEP scholars, Pawan [middle] and Ambika [right]
Writing so fast that the camera can’t keep up with him!