Dolma Lhamu Gurung is a social worker who is currently working in French NGO called AMTM as a Nepal representative. She has been working with this organization for more than six years and she admits how she enjoys her work. Her major in high school was “Education” and later passed her bachelor degree in Social Work.
Dolma has been a promising and determined graduate of SLRS. She regards her greatest inspiration in her walk of life as Guru Rinpoche.
“From childhood I have learned everything from my Snowland School. My own family wasn’t there in any aspects of my life; even then I was one of the happiest girls who have got everything. My parents couldn’t give what Snowland and Rinpoche has been giving me since childhood till now. I might be grown up girl for so many people but I will always be a small girl for my godfather. He turned me into a fighter in the war of life. I don’t have any word to express my respect, gratefulness, and love to godfather and to Snowland family.”
Tsering Dolma is a nurse who is working at Grande International Hospital. She was the first graduate of Snowland School to have completed her SLC (School Leaving Certificate) in 2012 AD. After three years of nursing course at Nursing Campus Maharajgung, TUTH teaching hospital, one of the government nursing colleges here in Nepal, She became a registered nurse in March 2016. Following after, she became a nurse at Grade International Hospital in medico surgical area.
Tsering comes from a remote mountain region of Humla. She regards her gratefulness towards Guru Rinpoche for blessing her with free education from Snowland School and always motivating and directing to be a successful person.
She has advice for her junior Snowland Family.
“I believe in making right decision and zeal of your determination. Nothing’s impossible if you keep going on. So through this I want to leave a message to all younger students: be serious about the opportunities given by the school and keep them as a key that will assist you to unlock the door of your success.”
Gyaltsen Gurung is pursuing his goal to become a Doctor. He is in his final year of MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) at Gandaki Medical Collge, Pokhara. Gyaltsen puts his words of journey from Dolpo to Ranag School.
“I will tell you brief story of my childhood life. I was born in a poor and big family. I have four brothers and five sisters, of which I and my two younger brothers are getting education. At the time of 1998 A.D, there were no schools in my village. For education, we had to go to Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal) which would take 15 days to get there. Also, my parents didn’t have money to send us to school neither any of educating field. Luckily, I got a chance to go to Kathmandu as we heard about free school for Dolpo children established by “Shree Guru Ranag Tulku Rinchen Rinpoche”. In 2000 A.D, my mother sent me with some of villagers by selling woolen blanket “Kamlo” made by her which costs around NRs.1500. I can clearly remember that beautiful moment. Right after arriving Kathmandu, I got admitted to Snowland Ranag Light of Education School which later turn into my second home and everything. It was the best place in the world. Guru made us never feel of lack of home and love from our parents. I was taught everything there, good discipline, wisdom, knowledge, leadership, moral, truth and love. And duration of spending eleven years in the school I got love, care, blessing and good teachings which I would have never get from anywhere, anyone. We were all friends, brothers and sisters. And this is one of the best parts of my life and I love my school and Guru very much. I still go to my school whenever I have long holiday.”
After graduating from SLRS, he joined the vibrant (preparation course for Entrance Exam of Medicine). He got admitted and even awarded as the “GMC Best student of the year,” being topper of the year.
“The credit goes to all my supporters specially my school (Guru), Gaume Martine, IGWR, FVF (The Future Village Foundation). And now I am very happy that my dream of helping and curing needy people of Dolpa and bringing happiness in ill people is going to turn into reality soon. I hope soon I would be able to help many people in Dolpo, who are unaware of diseases, uneducated.”
Sonam Dhargyal Gurung was a graduate of Snow Land Ranag School, 2013. He chose to be specified in majoring at Information and Technology at GCE A level in Islington College.
“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.”
“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate and conquer both the world and myself.”
Sonam comes from Mustang, Surkhang village from a mountain region. He writes, “It took me until now to figure out exactly why I had been there all those years. It was not to torture me by making me learn how to spell but to make sure that my classmates and I got the opportunity to make the most ourselves. I owe my success in life to school and teachers who taught me to spell and to be obedient, respectful and responsible. This school is providing quality of education to the students whose parents are poverty and living in backward districts of Nepal. In a recent world, Education is the most powerful tools to operate settle and make people life wonder and well.”
Tsering Gyaltsen Gurung is in his final year of Bachelor degree in Public Health at Purvanchal University, Morang. He is pursuing to be specified in public health.
Gyaltsen hails from the mountain region of Dolpo from a poor family back ground. He was the graduate of SnowLand Ranag in 2012 with 80.16 percent in his School Leaving Certificate. During his long vacation after SLC, he worked hard for entrance exam and was finally enrolled in PCL (proficiency in certificate level in H.A. program with the help of sponsorship). After his completion of his public health course, he stated working in private clinics and different projects which further motivated him to continue his studies for bachelor degree in Public health. He was able to continue his bachelor degree in public health designed by Purvanchal University, Morang with half scholarship and with rest managing his own costs.
Gyaltsen puts in his own words.
"Everything was possible because of our god father Rinpoche. He is like my father as my own father biological father is in my village always struggling each day for food for every member in my family."