Anshu's Future is in Our Hands

Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire. —W.B. Yeats

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Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire. —W.B. Yeats

Anshu Will Change Lives if We Can Help Change Hers

At Engage Nepal it is our honor to partner with the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia whose citizens have shown an inspiring commitment to building bridges to the world. We can make the world a better place when we work together and give of our time, energy, and knowledge. And sometimes, making that difference, begins with one person helping another -- extending a hand to transform someone's world.

That is exactly what some of our friends in Fredericksburg have committed themselves to do and we are thrilled to join them. One young Nepali girl, Anshu Adhikari, has a dream for herself, and for her family. She lost her father, who had worked for the U.S. Government's Millenium Challenge Corporation, to COVID and now she's determined to use the power of education to change not only her life but to then see that her little brother has the same chances for the future.

We'll let her tell her own story below but please, know this -- we can help make her dreams come true. All it takes is the click of a button.

Please read on and hear from Anshu:

"I am Anshu Adhikari, a 1st-year student at the University of Mary Washington, and an aspiring data scientist, from Nepal. I would be immensely grateful for your help in raising funds for my tuition at the University of Mary Washington.

Due to COVID, my family lost our only breadwinner. Unfortunately, in November 2020, before I came to UMW, my father, Suresh Prasad Yadav, Lead Engineer at MCA-Nepal, passed away due to COVID-related complications. The next day I had to appear for my final high school exams.

As I was deeply grieving, I was determined to go to college. It was my father’s wish that I go to college as no other woman in my family had the opportunity to do so before. Now I am also committed to financially supporting my mother and 8-year old brother after I graduate from college.

I am very thankful for the amazing opportunity to go to the University of Mary Washington. With the support from UWM and the community, I was able to complete my first semester. In just the last few months, I have found a community of friends, professors, and mentors who are like my family here in Fredericksburg. I also have an on-campus job which is a big help. I continue to apply for additional scholarships and find ways to lower my cost further.

I believe that continuing my education at UMW will be instrumental in my personal and professional growth. I would be grateful for your support in helping me close my financial gap and succeed at the University of Mary Washington."

Please. Help Anshu light a fire that will never be extinguished.

Donate today.