Latest student selection in Nepal
Over two hundred students, Zambians and refugees from neighbouring countries are accommodated at the African Children’s Village, Lusaka, Zambia. All these children are now educated in-house. Further students are sponsored at local schools as part of a community support programme.
The scholars previously sponsored at Viphya Secondary School, Mzuzu, have all graduated. We hope to start a new scholarship programme in Malawi.
There are currently over 150 children at the Asian Children’s Village in Dehradun, northern India – equal numbers of Indians, Nepalese and Tibetan exiles. The children attend some of the best and most demanding schools in Dehradun. 17 of our students are currently taking 2-year International Baccalaureate (IB) courses on full scholarships: 3 at United World Colleges in India and Norway, 2 at the Pestalozzi International Village, Sedlescombe, UK and 12 at other colleges in India.
We are sponsoring over 50 students at Shri Sita Ram School, Doti, in the Far West of Nepal. Some of the recent graduates are the first girls ever to achieve a first degree pass from the school. Some students are from the lowest castes.
Scholars also study at Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu, where the Nepalese Government provides scholarships for one-third of the students, who are selected from all over Nepal. 3 of our scholars are now studying for the IB at Pestalozzi International Village in the UK.
We are sponsoring students in partnership with the Thai Pestalozzi Foundation, which celebrated
its 20th anniversary in 2010.
The children are selected on the basis of ability as well as need. Many scholars excel and are able to obtain further scholarships to attend university and obtain professional qualifications. Our scholars graduate with secondary education diplomas, a range of practical skills that they can apply in their communities and the benefit of a nurturing PestalozziWorld experience which has taught them to care for others. They are then in a good position to help the communities and countries from which they originated.