Ashmita Kumari Mandal

Seventh Cohort

I am from Bhagachaura village of Hanspur Municipality, Dhanusha. There are total seven members in my family. I passed my SEE from Shree Secondary School, Bhagachaura .

When I was in class 9, teachers from Teach for Nepal informed me about this fellowship program and guided me through the process. Yes, it was a bit challenging for me to study in a English-medium private college and making new friends, but I tried my level best to learn and adjust with the environment in Kathmandu. From the support of Samaanta Foundation and guidance from senior fellows, I studied +2  in Management at VS Niketan College.

Furthermore in 2019, I was selected for a Leadership course by Women Lead Nepal. Same year I also applied for United World Colleges (UWC) scholarship.  It was an immensely proud moment for me and Samaanta when I got selected. Therefore, I’m currently pursuing IB Diploma course at UWC Redcross Nordic, Norway.