December 2017

“I am Rha Tshering Lepcha, sponsored by a Dutch lady. I am currently persuing honours ( specialization in finance and accounting) at st Xavier’s college Kolkata.
I remember writing sponsor letter when I very small but I had no idea who was my sponsor until I met her when she visited S.H.A. I was the luckiest among the other  students who had the opportunity to meet their sponsor. After my class 5 in S.H.A I went to Dr Graham’s Homes where I used to write to her about two three times in a year. I was fortunate enough to meet her again at Dr Grahams home when I was in class 8. I completed my schooling in 2015 and since then we are in touch through emails. She is still supporting me for my graduation.
After completing my graduation I will be doing my master ( and also prepare for civil service exams. I aim is to get a good job in future which will offer me a lot of money. I would like to help underprivileged kids in every possible way just like how I got.
If my sponsor wasn’t there for me then I wouldn’t be what I am today. I feel that I am the most privileged and the luckiest person to have come across such a wonderful being in this world. I will always be grateful for the help and support that my sponsor gave me ever since I was small. Without her support I am nothing. I hope one day I will be able to make her proud. Thank you for everything.”

Rha aged 22

Update 2021

Rha writes “The pandemic situation in Kolkata started coming back to normal situations only after August 2021 as many had taken the 2nd dose of
vaccine. I sat for several Govt exams including banking, state exam (both Sikkim and West Bengal), Central Govt exam and the UPSC exam. Sadly I couldn’t qualify for the UPSC 2021 exam and one of the bank exams that I appeared for. The rest of the exam results are still pending. I am still studying for the upcoming exams and I’m hoping to make it through in one of the exams. Getting a Govt job in India has become very difficult as the level of competition has increased over the years.”

Rha in 2021