Student’s Details (Nun)

CHOEYING DOLMA

D.O.B: 11 years old (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Muwa, Dolpa

Father's Name: Kache

Background: Choeying Dolma has two elder sisters, a younger sister, one elder brother and a younger one. Her parents earn a living through farming and livestock. Her younger sister, Ngawang Choezom, is a nun at our nunnery school. The other three siblings have not received any formal education.


CHOKDEN DOLMA

D.O.B: 5 August 2003

Address: Kimaling, Mustang

Father's Name: Karma Dorje

Background: Chokden Dolma comes from a joint family of ten members consisting of herself, her two siblings, her parents, an uncle, three aunts and a paternal granduncle who is blind. Her parents work in the fields in summer and her mother, for additional income, goes door to door in small villages to sell clothes in winter, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. She has an elder sister who studies at a school in Pokhara and her younger brother, who is only six years of age, is a monk in Kathmandu.
TENZIN DOLMA

D.O.B: 9 (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Nawalparasi District, Chitwan

Father's Name: Shyam Tamang

Background: Tenzin Dolma has a sister, and two brothers. Their father passed away when Dhadkan was younger. Her elder brother and her elder sister study at the local government school in her hometown. Dhadkan has also studied up till class four at the local government school. She will continue her education at the nun’s school henceforth.

GYALTSEN DOLMA

D.O.B: 5 August 2003

Address: Trenkhar, Mustang

Father's Name: Lhakpa Tsering

Background: Gyaltsen Dolma's mother is a homemaker and her father is a farmer. She has two elder sisters, one of who is studying in India and the other one, in Pokhara. She has a younger brother who is an infant. Her paternal grandmother also lives with them.
JAMYANG CHOEDON

D.O.B:13 July 2001

Address: Nyamdok, Mustang

Father's Name: Tashi Dorje

Background: Jamyang Choedon's older brother passed away when he was an infant due to the lack of medical facilities in their hometown. Her father is a carpenter in their native village of Nyamdok. Her mother and her elder sister work in the fields as well as take care of the household work.
JAMYANG CHOEZOM


D.O.B: 7 July 2002

Address: Namgyal, Mustang

Father's Name: Dachung
Background: Jamyang Choezom's father passed away when she was six years old. Her mother has since been the authority of the family but it's her two elder sisters who earn a living for the family by working in the fields in summer and by going door to door in small villages to sell clothes in winter, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. They feel a great amount of pressure since the entire family depends on them. Her older brother studies at a school in Pokhara.
JAMYANG PALMO

D.O.B: 3 September 2003

Address: Tsosher, Mustang

Father's Name: Dorje

Background: Jamyang Palmo's father is a Tibetan doctor and her mother works as a health care worker at the local government hospital in their native village. She has three elder sisters, an older brother and a younger one. Two of her elder sisters go to school in Pokhara and the other one helps their mother with household work. Her older brother works in India and the youngest one is an infant.
JAMYANG TSOMO

D.O.B: 9 November 2002

Address: Trenkhar, Village

Father's Name: Chimi Rigzin

Background: Jamyang Tsomo is the oldest of three siblings. One out of her two younger brothers is a monk at a monastery in Kathmandu and the other is an infant. Her mother works the fields in summer and tries to make ends meet because the father of the children abandoned the family and married another woman. Her mother has an extremely difficult time trying to fend for herself and her children because of a lack of other means for additional income, especially since the youngest child is less than a year-old.
JAMYANG YANGCHEN


D.O.B: 4 July 2003

Address: Phuphak, Mustang

Father's Name: Kancha (Late)

Background: Jamyang Yangchen was a child born of wedlock, abandoned by the biological father before her birth. Her mother died when Jamyang was an infant and she herself was just 21. Her family now is made up of her maternal grandmother, who raised her, and her maternal great-grandmother. Due to difficult financial conditions at home and a concern about the absence of someone to take care of Jamyang Yangchen after them, the two grandmothers sent her to our school.
NAMKHA DOLMA


D.O.B: 11 August 2001

Address: Jomsom, Mustang

Mother's Name: Sangmo

Background: Namkha's father left the family to marry another woman. She has a brother and three sisters. Her brother and one of her sisters study in a school in Jomsom, her hometown. Her other sister and her mother run a small restaurant and earn a living for the family.
NGAWANG CHOEDON


D.O.B: 9 years old (No record of exact date of birth)

Address:Muwa, Dolpa

Father's Name: Shithar

Background:Ngawang Choedon's parents earn a living through farming and rearing livestock. She has an elder brother, an elder sister, a younger brother and a younger sister. Her elder brother is a monk studying at the Shichen Gompa in Yumbu. Her elder sister helps their mother with household work. Her younger brother goes to school and her younger sister is an infant.
NGAWANG CHOEZOM

D.O.B: 8 years old (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Muwa, Dolpa

Father's Name: Kache

Background: Ngawang Choezom has three elder sisters, one elder brother and a younger brother. Her parents earn a living through farming and livestock. One of her elder sisters, Choeying Dolma, is a nun at our nunnery school. The other three siblings have not received any formal education.
NGAWANG DEKYI


D.O.B: 5 July 1999

Address: Trenkhar, Mustang

Father's Name: Karma Samdup

Background: Ngawang Dekyi was born in a joint family originally consisting of ten members including her parents, her five sisters, grandfather and a younger brother who passed away at the age of four due to unavailability of medical services in her hometown. Her father makes a living from the earnings of his small shop selling clothes and edibles. Her mother is a homemaker as well as a farmer
NGAWANG LHAMO


D.O.B: 10 August 2002

Address: Kimaling, Mustang

Father's Name: Norbu Sangpo

Background: Ngawang Lhamo lived with her parents, her grandfather, her two brothers, and a younger sister before coming to the nunnery. Ngawang Lhamo is a special child- she has a developmental delay/ disorder that is very apparent in all cognitive, intellectual, motor, language and speech skills. It was because of her vulnerability that her parents decided to send her to the school in the hope of providing her a kinder environment.
NGAWANG LHAZEY


D.O.B: 11 (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Bariya Chitwan

Father's Name: Prem Gurung

Background: Ngawang Lhazey has two elder brothers who work as street vendors in India and her younger sister studies at the government school in their hometown. Their father is a vegetable vendor in their village and their mother works the fields. Her mother is constantly ailing due to an inflammation in the uterus despite a surgery.
NGAWANG LHAZOM


D.O.B: 16 September 2002

Address: Kimaling, Mustang

Father's Name: Rinchen

Background: Ngawang Lhazom is the youngest of six children. Their mother passed away very soon after she was born, while Ngawang was still being nursed. Her father works in the fields for a living and also works as a tailor on the side. Her elder sisters work as domestic helps in private homes in Pokhara
NGAWANG PALMO


D.O.B: 5 October 2006

Address: Nyamdok, Mustang

Mother’s Name: Dolkar

Background: Ngawang Palmo has two elder sisters, an elder brother and a younger sister. Her mother is a homemaker and her father is a farmer who also goes door to door in small villages in winter to sell clothes, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. Her elder brother and one of her elder sisters go to a Christian school in Pokhara funded by Christian missionaries. Her younger sister is an infant.
NGAWANG TSOMO


D.O.B: 15 August 2002

Address: Gorkha District, Nepal

Father's Name: Tsewang Rigzin

Background: Ngawang Tsomo's mother is a homemaker and her father earns a living through the little sums of money offered to him by families whose homes he goes to, to recite prayers. She has two elder brothers, one elder sister and three younger sisters, the youngest of whom, is just three. Both her elder brothers are monks in India and Nepal, respectively. Her elder sister, who has never received the opportunity to go to school stays with her parents and helps their mother with the household work. Only one out of her three younger sisters goes to school while the other two stay at home. Before becoming a nun, Ngawang Tsomo used to help her family herd the cows, gather firewood from the forest, look after her younger siblings, wash clothes, etc.
NYINDA DOLMA


D.O.B: 8 years old (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Muwa, Dolpa

Father's Name: Jigme

Background: Nyinda Dolma’s parents both earn their livelihood through farming and cattle rearing. She has two younger brothers, of whom one goes to school.
NYINDA WANGMO


D.O.B: 12 years old (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Bariya, Chitwan

Father's Name: Bijay Gurung

Background: Nyinda Wangmo's parents are manual laborers at construction sites. Her father has gall bladder stone and requires surgery but has been unable to afford it. She is the eldest of two boys and a girl. Her brothers study at the local government school.
RINZIN LHAMO


D.O.B: 6 September 2005

Address: Humla District, Nepal

Father's Name: Umba

Background: Rinzin Lhamo's father, the sole breadwinner in the family, is a tailor in their village and her mother is a homemaker. She has two elder sisters one of whom studied at a local government school for a few years but eventually dropped out and now helps her parents herd cows.
SONAM DIKYI


D.O.B: 25 June 1992

Address: Trenkhar, Mustang

Father's Name: Karma Topgyal

Background: Sonam Dikyi is the youngest of six children. Her older brother and three of her four sisters are studying in a school in Pokhara. The eldest works in the field in summer with their father and goes door to door in small villages in winter to sell clothes, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a homemaker.
SONAM DOLMA


D.O.B: 10 May 2006

Address: Tilche, Manang

Father's Name:

Background: Sonam Dolma has an elder brother, three elder sisters and two younger sisters. None of her siblings have received any formal education. Her grandmother lives with her parents and siblings as well. Her parents are farmers. She was sent to the nun’s school because of the extremely hard financial condition at home.
SONAM PALMO


D.O.B: 11 August 2001

Address: Nyamdok, Mustang

Father's Name: Angyal

Background: Sonam Palmo's mother works the fields and her father is a shepherd. She has three elder brothers, three elder sisters and a younger brother. One of her sisters is studying at a school in India and two of her brothers are monks in India as well. Her oldest brother is the sole breadwinner in the family- he is a trader in livestock. In addition to the 9 members, Sonam Palmo's two nieces; her father's mother and her sister-in-law also live with them. Her grandmother is blind and almost a hundred years old and therefore immobile. She is unable to even go to the toilet on her own and relieves herself in her bed and requires constant attending to.

It was her brother who decided Sonam Palmo should become a nun. Her grandmother was not happy with the decision lest she dies while her granddaughter is away at school and it was a difficult parting. Before coming to the school, Sonam Palmo used to help her family wash clothes, wash dishes, look after her younger brother, change him, wash the diapers, etc.
SONAM SANGMO


D.O.B: 7 August 2008

Address: Namgyal, Mustang

Father's Name: Sonam Yeshi

Background: Sonam Sangmo has three elder sisters. One of the sisters helps their mother with the household work at home; another sister studies at the local government school and the third one works as a domestic help in a private home in Kathmandu. Her parents depend on agriculture for sustenance. The family lives in very difficult economic conditions. Sonam Sangmo is the youngest nun at our nunnery school.
TSERING LHAMO


D.O.B: 10 (No record of exact date of birth)

Address: Muwa, Dolpo

Father's Name: Karma

Background: Tsering Lhamo has three elder sisters, an elder brother, two younger brothers, and a younger sister. Her parents earn a livelihood through farming and livestock. One of her younger brothers is a monk in Kathmandu. Her other siblings help their parents.
YANGCHEN DEKYI


D.O.B: 15 June 2004

Address: Humla District, Nepal

Father's Name: Gyaltsen

Background: Yangchen Dekyi's father is a carpenter and her mother is a tailor in their village. She has two elder brothers, two elder sisters, a younger sister and two younger brothers. Her two elder sisters help their father sell the products he makes. Her two elder brothers herd the cows they have. One of her younger sisters studies at the local government school while one of her younger brothers is a monk, both in their village. The youngest brother, who is five, stays at home with their mother.
YANGCHEN PALMO


D.O.B: 10 June 2001

Address: Nyamdok, Mustang

Father's Name: Angyal

Background: Yangchen Palmo's parents work the fields in summer and her father also goes door to door in small villages in winter to sell clothes, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. Her elder sister and one of her elder brothers also try to earn more money through the same business. She has three brothers out of whom two are monks studying in Lumbini and Pokhara, respectively. Her younger sister is studying in Pokhara at a Christian school funded by Christian missionaries.
NGAWANG DOLMA


D.O.B: 9 July 2002

Address: Namgyal, Mustang

Mother's Name: Dolkar

Background: Ngawang Dolma's father passed away when she was a little girl because of the absence of necessary medical facilities in her hometown. Her mother is a homemaker and is constantly plagued by the need to fend for her children almost singlehandedly even though one of Ngawang Dolma's brothers and her elder sister do go door to door in small villages to sell clothes in winter, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. Two of her three brothers are monks studying in India.
YANGCHEN DOLKAR


D.O.B: 6 June 2003

Address: Tsosher, Mustang

Father's Name: Gartuk

Background: Yangchen Dolkar was born in a joint family consisting of her parents, two elder sisters, a younger sister, her uncle and aunt. Hers is a family of farmers but during the winter, her father, one of her elder sisters, her uncle and aunt go door to door in small villages to sell clothes, earning about ¢.03 (USD) per piece of clothing. Her other elder sister goes to school in Pokhara. The youngest one is at home with her mother.