Another excerpt from Neil Dixit’s excellent article in the Nepali Times, about Ama Ghar “graduate” Sharada.
“I want to be a surgeon,” she says shyly, yet with undeniable determination. Sharada has spent 8 years at Ama Ghar, and is unequivocal about her experience. “Ama Ghar changed my life; it made me more responsible. I want to set a good example for everyone else,” she says.
Currently in the third year of her MBBS degree and at the top of her class, Sharada has definitely set the bar high. Getting to the top has not been easy, however. “Class 11 was challenging, as I had to switch from Nepali to English medium; I even failed physics but that didn’t discourage me, and Bonnie stood by me,” she says. “She’s been an inspiration for me and for everyone else.” Sharada would do well to remember what an inspiration she is proving to be for the rest of her family at Ama Ghar.