• It is that time of the year again and the results are out!

Us and Our Future, together

Members of Rukmini Foundation gathered together at Sikhapuri School this month to applaud and celebrate the 2076 Rukmini Secondary School Examinations (SEE) graduates. All of 11 Rukmini Foundation Scholars who took their SEE examinations in 2076 graduated from high school with flying colors and are going on to pursue their interests in grade 11th and 12th level at their respective college. 

Tika of blessings and celebration

This gathering of over 30 participants included Rukmini Board members, mentor Didis and Rukmini Scholars. Usha Didi and Sabina Didi kicked off the celebration and Didi Pramila helped put celebratory tika* on our graduating scholars. Lalita didi added her congratulations and talked briefly about the future academic plans the graduates have. 

Sharing Our Experiences With The New Graduates

The present board members and mentors told stories of their own journey to higher education and how they made decisions regarding their choices. Past graduate and Rukmini scholar Smriti Balami told the new graduates how she started her college education in Science and found it very overwhelming and difficult. She told the gathering how she re-evaluated and decided to pursue their education in Management. She encouraged the graduates to carefully consider their strengths and to pursue a future they have an interest in. Another past graduate and Rukmini Scholar Susmita Balami added her agreement telling how she started her education in Education and Management and then moved to study Sociology as it was where her interests lie. She encouraged the new graduates to ask questions about different subjects and faculties so that they may make an informed decision.

During this celebration, Sashi Sharma Aryal Sir added his congratulations and took this opportunity to tell the graduates about the grade 9 to 12 Civil Engineering Program started at Pharping Secondary School from this educational year. They talked about how we support each other as a part of the community towards empowerment, and as such we will have to support our local college so that it may grow and help the community grow.

Sharing experiences with each new generation to empower them with stories and experiences.

With games, activities, and stories, we celebrated our recent SEE graduates and their future. The participation of our past graduates in this celebration made the event even more meaningful as they built a network of girls showing support and encouragement to each other.

Congratulations to our 2076 SEE Graduates and Rukmini Scholars Aarti Moktan, Ganga Bomjan, Sanjita Bomjan, Sajani Subedi, Smriti Shrestha, Sadikshya KC, Swostika Karki, Asmita Sunar, Nirupa Poudel, Shrijana Tamang, and Sunita KC (Ishwori).

About Pallavi Gyawali

Pallavi aspires to work towards social development in intercultural communities and currently works for a non-profit organization to promote healthy lifestyle in different cultural groups of her community. She has a degree in Sociology and hopes to further her education in the field of social development and social justice. She is an avid reader and takes inspiration from various world literature, which reflects in her writing and thoughts on community development.
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