Meet Indira. A resilient young girl whose dreams know no bounds. Six years ago, fate brought Claire and Indira together at the Disabled Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) in Nepal when she was just 11 years old. Claire has devoted her time to this remarkable children’s home, where kids like Indira who have disabilities and come from disadvantaged backgrounds find hope and support.
Indira’s journey has been nothing short of inspiring. She’s faced challenges head-on, all while nurturing a dream close to her heart – to get into the field of medicine. With determination and dedication, she excelled in her studies, particularly in her favorite subjects, English and Nepali. Recently, Indira proudly graduated from grade 10, and received her acceptance to university to be a Laboratory Technician.
Indira’s family, though loving and supportive, faces their own hardships. Her father, struggling with a respiratory illness, finds himself bedridden, and her mother, who once ran a fruit stall, has devoted herself to his full-time care. This selfless act has left them without a source of income, making life even more challenging for the family.
In the cultural context of Nepal, the responsibility of caring for the family traditionally falls on the eldest son’s shoulders. However, with no brothers, Indira, at just 17 years old, finds herself shouldering this responsibility. As the weight of her family’s welfare rests on her young shoulders, we’ve have decided to assist Indira and her family so she can complete her three-year Uni degree without the financial stress of having to support her family as well.
Without adequate skills and experience, the jobs available to her offer limited earnings of approximately 6,000NRP per month ($70AUD). Yoga Sol in conjunction with Nepal Singing Bowls have decided to start a fundraiser to help Indira realise her dreams and secure a brighter future for herself and her family by pursuing her childhood dream.
Indira’s Laboratory Technician degree is approx. $5,000 AUD and by contributing to Indira’s fundraiser you will empower her to move from a place of poverty and allow herself and her family to flourish due to future employment opportunities. However, the help and support needs to be expanded beyond her course fees. With Indira being the only person in her family earning money, full time study will restrict her from working.
We would like to be able to support her and her family in daily needs and medicine so that she is able to attend her studies. We believe that reaching the goal of $7,000 will give Indira the additional funds to support her family while she studies including her textbooks, uniforms, placements or excursions that occur along the way.
Yoga Sol has already contributed $1,960AUD as of September 2023 for enrollment fee’s and now we are reaching out to our amazing community to help us change Indira and her family’s life.
To donate you can put cash in the tin in reception at yoga sol or you can make a direct debit payment to:
BSB: 484 799
ACC: 452 934 086
Name: Claire Tierney
Use reference “Indira” when making your transfer.
Indira and her mum