Anjan Rana Magar

“Hi, I am Anjan Rana Magar. I am from Lamjung Nepal. I came to Chhahari in 2008 and lived there until my highschool (+2 college). I am very thankful to Chhahari for helping me with food, shelter, and education. Currently, I am  rising senior at Soka University Of America with a major in Environmental Studies. I am happy to receive a good education here in USA, and I want to apply my knowledge and learning in Nepal.”  

Update: Anjan departs for the Universitat de Barcelona (ub.edu)  in Barcelona, Spain on December 31, 2022 for Soka University’s Study Abroad Program. He will return to SUA campus for his Graduation in mid-May 2023
Anjan accepted for a one year Masters Program at Claremont Graduate University.


Note From Anjan (May 27, 2023):

Dear Chhahari Board Members,

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for everyone who played a pivotal role in making this opportunity possible. “Thank you for your constant support and help.”  Your continued support and assistance have been instrumental in shaping the person I am today. I want to assure you that this is not just a moment of gratitude but also a commitment. And I promise to utilize my abilities to support and guide children who need better opportunities, just like when I was a child.

I graduated from Soka University as a class of 2023 with the honor of Magna Cum Laude (3.85 GPA). My passion for Geographic Information Systems and utilizing technology to address climate and socio-economic challenges has grown immensely throughout my academic journey. This enthusiasm has driven me to pursue a Master’s in Information and Technology at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) starting this fall. The program spans one year and will allow me to develop my skills in this field further.

My interest in learning Geographic Information Systems and technologies to solve climate and economic/social problems has inspired me to pursue a graduate degree at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). I will join the university for my fall MS in Information and Technology. It’s a one-year Master’s degree program.

Note: I am incredibly grateful for the graduation gift from you all. Your generosity is truly appreciated, and I intend to utilize the funds for my ongoing education.


August 2023

Another milestone in the life of Anjan Rana Magar, one of Chhahari’s former students!

Upon his May 2023 graduation, Magna Cum Laude, from SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA and his acceptance at CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, Anjan has moved to Claremont, California where he will pursue a MASTERS DEGREE in GIS. (Geographic Information System)

He is residing and working part-time at REBEL FARMS near the University.
Everyone connected with Chhahari and all his friends, wish Anjan the Very Best of Luck🍀🍀

Jaman Lama

“I am Jaman Lama. I am 22 Years old. Currently, I am Studying in 2nd year, Bachelor in Microbiology. I have a dream to be a doctor. I am preparing for it. Today, I am under guidance of Himalayan’s Children Charities Nepal providing me higher education scholarship.

Thank you Chhahari for all your support, love, caring and guidance towards me, making my childhood, life and schooling best which led me to here to work harder to study and hope positively”

Update: Jaman has enrolled as a First Year Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery at the National Medical College in Nepal, aiming to become a Neurosurgeon.

Madan Rokaya

I am Madan Rokaya, From Bajura ( Dahakot)

Due to poverty I was unable to go to school and faced many problems. I never saw my parents faces as they died when I was 2 years old.

I was 9 year old when I came to Chhahari. It was the best move and it gave me a new life. Chhahari taught us to sustain ourselves in society and showed us a brighter future. I appreciated all the praise, help and support I recieved. Due to Chhahari program for education past Class 10, I enrolled in Technology College course for Civil Engineering, following graduation.

I got a job with New Planet Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. Therefore I would like to wholeheartedly thank Chhahari, the guides, supporters, helpers, inspirers, and all members of Chhahari.

Madan is now happily married to Kabita Rokaya and they have been blessed with a beautiful son.

Anup Parajuli

Hi, I am Anup Parajuli. 

I, along with my parents and my four year old brother, arrived in Kathmandu so that my parents could take the job of caregivers at the Chhahari hostel. Chhahari has always been a wonderful place for me to learn and grow. I passed my High School from Chhahari and I am currently studying at Soka University of America. I am thankful and  very happy to become a part of the Chhahari Family. I wish the success of Chhahari. in years to come.

Update: Anup is successfully completing all first year courses at Soka University with high marks, hoping to make the Dean’s List.

Update: Dean’s List (Soka University of America). First Year 2022/2023

Anup's January 2024 Brazil Experience

The topic of our Learning Cluster was “The Biochemistry of Cytotoxic Venoms.” Venoms are toxic substances that cause serious health problems, including death, if injected into the bloodstream. Numerous research studies are underway to harness their potential benefits. One noteworthy avenue of exploration involves utilizing venoms to selectively target and eradicate cancer cells. Additional investigations are underway to explore their applications in antimicrobial activity, antivenom production, pest control, and more. Our journey led us to two prominent facilities in Brazil, namely Instituto Butantan and Instituto de Pesquisas EnergéBcas e Nucleares (IPEN), where we sought answers to some of these questions and delved into the latest biological advancements. Our arrival in Brazil marked the beginning of this exploration on the 15th of January 2024.
We chose the venoms of Bitis nasicornis and Pseudechis colletti for our research as there was little to no data about those venoms. Employing Gel FiltraBon Chromatography, we separated components within the venoms. Subsequently, we conducted zymography on both crude and fractionated venoms to assess their protease activity. We also performed Reverse-phase HPLC for B. nasacornis, and the fractions obtained from those were analyzed using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Additionally, we evaluated the anti-microbial activity of each venom against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans. Bioinformatics tools were employed to predict the evolutionary tree of these snake species. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and utilize these tools and technologies under the guidance of Dr. Susan Walsh, Dr. Patrick Spencer, and Dr. Guilherme Coelho. We also got to see and learn more about multipurpose gamma irradiators, mobile electron accelerators, LabRAM HR Evolution, and Optical Coherence Tomography instruments.
Our exploration extended beyond laboratories. We went to museums and serpentariums. Visits to Catavento Museu de Ciência and Serpentário de Visitação deepened our understanding of snakes and scientific progress in Brazil. We also roamed around the city. While in São Paulo, we immersed ourselves in the local culture of foods, arts, and music. I loved the food there. The seafood was good. I also enjoyed the chicken and cheese pastel. The walls, buildings, and bridges were transformed into canvases, with colorful wall paintings. On Sunday, we went to Paulista Avenue. Seeing how roads were closed that day for people to wander around and have fun was truly unique. I loved how lively and crowded it was with sounds of laughter, music, and the rhythmic beats of spontaneous street dance and performances. Regrettably, our plans to experience the Ferris Wheel will have to wait for the next visit. Our departure took place on the 25th of January 2024, concluding an enriching and unforgettable exploration of Brazil's scientific and cultural landscape.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Soka University of America, the Nieves Family Foundation, professors, friends, and family whose unwavering support contributed significantly to the success of this enriching journey.

Bam Bahadur Bista

I am Bam Bahadur Bista. There are only two members in my family, me and my younger sister Kesari. Before coming to Chhahari hostel in 2008, I did not have education or health facilities. I was able to go to school and after class 10, Chhahari provided education in the electrical field. Since graduating from that program, I worked as electrical technician in many districts of Nepal, and have been working in a private company as a machinery operator. I give big thanks to Chhahari as well as all members who have loved and supported my sister and me. Special thanks to Ranju Niraula Mam who helped in each and every step of my life. Once again thanks to everyone for your kind support, love and care.

Keshari Bista

I am in BBS (Bachelor’s in Business Studies) 2nd year and I am working as an English Teacher at Zone Academy up-to 7th Grade. I am enjoying my regular courses as well as well as my student course. Also, I am the member of Rotary Club of Reliance College. I am very thankful to all my hostel members especially, Nana Christine because I am here only because of her. And special thanks to Catherine Stievenart aunt as well because she is taking responsibilities of my Bachelor course. 

Thank you all for these golden opportunities, and love you very much.

Sabin Parajuli

I am Sabin Parajuli. I came to Chhahari when I was 4 years old. I passed my grade 10 from Sagarmatha School and now I am currently enrolled at NEPOLI College for Pre-Diploma in Civil Engineering (Civil Sub-Overseer) course. I have completed my theory classes and now I work as an intern with Kathmandu Metropolitan City.  

Thank You Chhahari for helping me to reach this milestone.