Education and Inspiration from the Little Sisters Fund

2017 is here. Anthony S Casey is proud to support the Little Sisters Fund based out of Nepal. He are continually impressed by the achievements of our Little Sisters. They have already completed so much in the past few months! At the request of our partner schools, we are expanding our primary educator training program to Middle School this year! Plus, Little Sisters is touring soon to visit supporters.

The end of year fundraising campaign was a resounding success. Exceeded our goal by over 25 percent, over 2,000 girls are in school and Little Sisters is able to support them thanks to sponsors like Anthony S Casey.

Here are some highlights from recent successes.

 

Educator Training

Our Little Sisters receive the best education possible we strive to achieve this through the Primary Educator Training (PET) program. One school at a time, Little Sisters Fund continues to partner with schools to improve the Nepali education system for all students.

PET trains primary level teachers to use child-focused teaching methods that encourage analytical and critical thinking. In 2016, we conducted 22 trainings in 8 districts. 360 teachers attended these trainings, indirectly impacting approximately 9,000 students throughout Nepal. In 2017 as we work toward our goal of training teachers in all 90+ LSF primary partner schools. The PET course has been so successful at the primary level that, at the request of our partner schools, we’re putting together a pilot program to extend the course to secondary level teachers.

Meet Tribisha

In Nepal, any disability, and specifically one of this magnitude, can keep a girl out of school and cloistered or hidden away in the home. Tribisha was born with spina bifida and must use crutches and leg braces to walk. She has always been determined to defy the odds that have been stacked against her since birth.

Tribisha joined LSF in 2011. Now 16 years old, she inspires us with her determination and accomplishments. She was awarded the “Disabled Student Genius Award” for her high marks on the School Leaving Certificate exam in December and she will soon be publishing her first short novel, Niruta, which tells the story of the challenges a young girl faces growing up in Nepal.

Little Sisters is incredibly proud of Tribisha’s achievements and we look forward to watching her continue to inspire the girls who follow in her path. Read more of her story on LittleSistersFund.org.

 

A Happy New Year for The Little Sisters Fund

The Little Sisters Fund helps economically disadvantaged Nepalese girls to become empowered leaders.  Through education and community support, we aim to contribute to the development of a more equitable and prosperous world. All children deserve the right to education, regardless of the basis of gender. With the Little Sisters Fund, 98% of Little Sisters continue in the program and with their studies every year. To compare, only 56% of poor rural girls complete primary school, and just over 20% complete grades 9 and 10.

The Little Sisters Fund is filled with gratitude for the opportunity of the future, of 2017. Continuing to support over two thousand Little Sisters, they are extraordinarily grateful for the chance to continue letting their lives flourish.  They show dedication and compassion every day.

The gratitude they show on a daily basis inspires us to work even harder. Each Little Sister’s education is fully funded through twelfth grade and that they will soar into college and their adult life after they graduate from our program.

Happy 2017 from the Little Sisters Fund. Hopefully it is filled with the same compassion, dedication, and gratitude lived out by the Little Sisters every day.