The Karuna girl’s college in Lumbini, Nepal opened its doors in 2013. At the time, there was a modest number of girls enrolled, with 30 students. Today, the school has 220 girls attending and is anticipating 400 more girls in the future.
This school is focused on educating teenage girls and disadvantaged women beyond elementary school. The school offers English, Math, Science and other academic subjects. The school also provides basic life skills such as nutrition, family planning, agriculture and environmental awareness. For older women, it also offers vocational training, which includes tailoring, typing and computers that allows women to become financially independent, contribute to the economy and support their families.
Currently, MMC is raising funds through its annual Cowtown Rodeo to build eight more classrooms to meet the growing demand and provide busing to more remote areas. For one teenage girl to receive a full years tuition, the cost is only $300. Without this, she would not get the opportunity to receive a full education, where she can make a difference in her life and in her community.