Diya is proudly sponsored
Name : Diya Thapa
DOB: 08th April 2017
Lives in: Pipiree, Kohalpur, Nepal (south West)
Class: Not yet enrolled (has been attending some playgroup classes)
Family Members: 5 (step mother, father, 2 x sisters, 1 brother)
Personality: Cheeky, confident, adventurous, chatty
Diya is the youngest of 4 children. The family is very poor and rent a small mud hut, originally used for housing chickens. Diya's parents are "Prativa" and "Dhan", they are a young family, struggling to make ends meet. They are doing the best they can, although at times failing to provide the very basic necessities like food, hygiene , discipline , and of course an education.
It was only a couple of years ago that "Dhan" worked as a rickshaw driver when he was diagnosed with a degenerative and deteriorating eye disease, that has now left him almost completely blind. Unable to work the burden is now on mum "Prativa" to make ends meet and she does so by collecting wood to sell from a local forest . Its back breaking work and a long journey to and from the forest, and Prativa always runs the risk of being caught as collecting and selling wood from the forest is illegal.
There is no way the family can financially afford to send any of their children to school. We all Rotate currently sponsor Rama's eldest sister "Premika" and are sending her to a good private school close to their home. It is our dream to send all 4 Thapa children to the same school. Diya is now at the perfect age to be enrolled in school and initiate what we hope is a wonderful journey into a world of education and wonder.
Late last year we organised for Diya to attend some child care classes at the school to see if she likes it, and to give her parents some respite during the day...Diya loves learning and loves the interaction she gets in a classroom environment.
8th of July 2020 - Natasha Beet makes the life changing decision to sponsor Diya