I was born in a middle-class family in a small village of Dhankuta district, called (Damphe). In those days, the nearest school was an hour’s walk from the village, and this has NOT changed as no transport facilities have been developed. So, many of us would not go to schools. Acknowledging these difficulties, my parents brought me to the capital city in order to give me access to quality education.
Although we were in the city, problems didn’t stop to trouble us. We had many more difficulties, such as financial problems, house renting problems etc. However, my parents worked very hard to have me admitted in a boarding school, I studied with keen interest and worked hard. Gradually, I passed my SLC (School Leaving Certificate), + 2 (Higher Secondary Education Board) and degrees in the Education (Major English) with good result. (Now preparing a master in an English).
Because of financial issues, I had to take many jobs. I devoted more than 6 years serving in different organizations like Nepal Government School, German Project, French Project. I earned enough income but I wasn’t fully satisfied with it all.
One day, I was just remembering my past days and the memory of my village struck my mind. Then, I wanted to bring some change or do something good for my village. I started analyzing the most important factors which helps in developing a community. Then, I said to myself, “What better than Education, Health and Environment”.
Education is the most popular weapon which we can use to change the world. It is the best tool to bring a positive change in the society, to develop a generation of responsible individuals and contribute to the development of good human beings.
Similarly, health and environment plays a significant role one’s life. I have observed the condition of health and environment of my village which is the worst you can think of, so a step had to be taken to improve it and I thought “Why not me?”
So, my main purpose is to improve education, health and environment in my village. With lots of advice and encourage, I started working on TAMUR FOUNDATION NEPAL (TFN) but I realized I couldn’t do it alone. I obviously needed some support and now I feel truly blessed to such friends who could encourage and support me.
I would like to express here my most sincere gratitude to all who have extended their helping hands to allow me to achieve my first step. Thank you!
With warm regards,
Ram Kumar RAI
Founder and President of TFN