The Sankhu-Palubari Community School (SPCS) in Nepal provides high-quality, free education — from pre-K through grade 10 — to children in the rural Kathmandu Valley. Without SPCS, most of the children would not have access to education. The school was founded by The Advocates for Human Rights and is operated in partnership with Educate the Children-Nepal and the local community to provide an alternative to child labor and opportunities for a brighter future.
The Sankhu-Palubari Community School (SPCS) fulfills a child’s right to education and puts human rights in action for 375 students. Speakers included The Advocates' Deputy Director Jennifer Prestholdt, SPCS Headmaster Anoop Poudel, Educate the Children-Nepal Executive Director Mira Rana, and SPCS alumni Ashmita, Manoj, and Sanzeev. Access to free, high-quality education has transformed the lives of the students of SPCS, and is making a positive difference in their entire community.
Tuesday, September 15
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Parbati began studying at SPCS in the third grade, when she was eight years old. She grew up in a three-room home with her parents (both farmers) and her younger brother. When we interviewed her in sixth grade, she told us that she loved badminton and skipping, and shared her dream to be a doctor. She was curious and already spoke excellent English, asking the Minnesotan volunteer interviewer about his family and home. In 2017, she graduated from SPCS with the highest score on the national standardized test in the district. She is now enrolled in medical school, living out her childhood dream.
Read more students' stories here.
We invite you to make dreams come true for more students at SPCS by making a financial gift. All donations will be matched! Here's what your donation can do:
$50: school supplies for a year for three students
$65: a daily meal for all 375 students
$100: a year of extracurricular activities for six students (including field trips, health camp, Scouts, and more)
$250: tuition and all costs for one student for a full year
$1,000: textbooks for the entire 7th grade class
Give securely here.
Want to go the extra mile for education? Consider starting a fundraiser on Facebook or GiveMN.org.
Bid on amazing items in our Nepali Auction for another way to support the students of SPCS. Bidding will close at 8:30 p.m. CDT on September 15.
This lentil dish is one of the national dishes of Nepal, and is often served at SPCS. Serve it with white rice!
2 tbsp. ghee or oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 inch piece of ginger, grated
1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed
½ tsp. red chili powder
½ tsp. turmeric
1 cup red lentils, washed
3 cups water
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
1. Heat the ghee or oil in a large frying pan and cook the onions until translucent.
2. Turn heat to low and add garlic, ginger, and spices. Stir about 3 minutes.
3. Add in the red lentils and mix.
4. Add in the water and bring it to a boil. Add salt and reduce heat to very low for about 15 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir in the fresh cilantro and remove from heat.
5. Serve with white rice.
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