2019 has kicked off with a bang!

Jeni, who joined Samaanta as one of our first fellows back in 2012, has just been selected as a Teach For Nepal fellow! TFN is a fantastic movement of outstanding university graduates and young professionals who are committed to ending education inequity in Nepal. We began our different but related campaigns to improve education equity around the same time, and have been close partners ever since. We are delighted that one of our own will now be serving as a TFN fellow over the next two years.

Jeni was wondering about whether she could continue with her studies after securing a Distinction in her SLC (10th grade). With Samaanta’s comprehensive support, she first completed her 12th grade, and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from Thames College, securing a Distinction in her last semester. She also interned at a Bank during this time, and mentored numerous junior Samaanta fellows throughout. Her personal growth from a shy, hesitant teenager to confident graduate has been absolutely phenomenal, as demonstrated by the fact that only 7% of applicants were awarded the TFN fellowship this year.

She has worked very hard over the years, and is now excited to embody Samaanta’s philosophy of service, leadership, and paying it forward, this time as a TFN fellow. She will bring a unique perspective of having struggled through the public school system and striving for education equity herself to now become a part of the solution through TFN.

Well done, Jeni, and good luck!!!