Koseli School is a center for slum and street children situated in Kathmandu, Nepal. These children live outside of the mainstream society. Thus, their biggest need is survival. Koseli means “a gift” and the center offers them a gift of happy childhood and education.
A beautiful charming and bubbly girl, Astha's story touched my heart and brought tears in my eyes when she shared the picture outside her school life.
am Aastha Tamang, thirteen years old, living in a small shack in Tinkune,
Kathmandu. I study in class six in Koseli School.
I was 11 years old, my mother expired of heart attack due to excessive drinking
of alcohol. After mother died, i had to quit school at middle of grade four and
help my father with the tea stall, the only source of income for the family. It
was difficult for him to educate and feed 6 people with his low income. We are five
sisters and one brother in my family. Two sisters are already married but one
sister’s husband left her. One of my sister got married at the age of 14 and
had a child before she turned 15.
father got remarried, and my step mother was cruel to us. Luckily, she did not
stay for too long. The best thing she
did to my life was that she brought me to Koseli School and that has changed my
life forever and I will always be grateful for it. Koseli was and is the only
thing in my life which brings happiness and smiles.
all are living in a single room and my small brother and sister disturb me all
the time. I cook food, feed them, wash clothes and take care of them most of
the time. In my free time, I like to read and revise what I have learnt in
School. I stand 1st in my class. This is all possible due to the happy
and peaceful environment provided by the Koseli Foundation.
I love my school very much as i can get
stomach full of food and snacks and get education. I like all the teachers of
Koseli School. My small sister also studies here in LKG. She loves coming
school with me. My best subject is science and my dream is to become a doctor and serve needy people in future. #Faces of KOSELI You can sponsor the antics of a child like this for $30 a month or $360 a year at www.nepalkoseli.blogspot.com Facebook: NepalKoseli email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact # +988 9851023188