Govinda Bista

I am Govinda Bista. I am local of Thori Parsa Nepal. I am the first generation in my family to go to school. I have three sisters and three brothers, I am the youngest among my brother. Being born in a poor family it was really hard for my parents to send me to school. Due to the poor condition of my family, one night my brother decided to leave my parents home. We did not know where he was for next ten years. After 10 years we found out that he was at Nawa Asha Griha (NAG). My brother brought me to NAG in 1994. I was in Nag for 10 years where I got my higher education. Then after I went to Middle East country to work. I was there for 6 years. It was in this time period I realize I have to do something for my country especially my hometown Thori, Parsa. My family lost everything during the devastating flood in 1990. I was fortunate to get education for NAG but still there are many families suffering from the flood. MEI team has been able to help most of the children of those families with free education.

After returning from Middle East, along with MEI team my vision came true. In July 2014, we started a project to help the children in Thori Parsa. I work as a President of MEI team. I reside in the community visiting the children, analyzing them and community with the help of MEI. I have seen the first hand progress in Thori, Parsa just in a year. Family are much more stable after getting support from MEI. Thori community have come together as a community to work as a whole to improve their daily living in a sustainable manner.

It is pure joy and blessing for me to get a chance to work in my own community. I thank all the donors and my team for their support to make my dream come true.

GOVINDA BISTA
President
Maya Education Initiatives