Nepali Couple from New Jersey to Open Hostel for Underprivileged Students in Nepal

Rajendra and Anjana Shrestha, a Nepali couple residing in New Jersey, are making a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged students in Nepal through their recently formed Rajendra Anjana Foundation. The foundation’s key initiative is ARC Home, a planned hostel in Paiyun, Parbat district.

ARC Home is designed to tackle the educational hurdles of marginalized students, especially from the Dalit community in the secluded mountainous areas of Nepal. The hostel is envisioned as a sanctuary that offers more than just accommodation; it aims to provide essential resources for academic success. According to Rajendra Shrestha, the students will benefit from educational tools, healthcare facilities, and an encouraging atmosphere conducive to learning.

Rajendra Shrestha of the Foundation presents scholarships, educational, and sports materials to Panchtez Jyoti Primary School in Chitwan, benefiting Chepang students.

The foundation’s efforts are not confined to ARC Home. They have also extended scholarships and financial aid to the underserved Chepang community in the Chitwan district and have contributed to the conservation of cultural heritage with a donation for temple restoration in Syangja.

In just one year, the foundation has made remarkable strides, providing educational supplies and sports gear to over 3,700 students in 21 schools, granting scholarships, and donating in excess of $40,000.

Rajendra Shrestha hands over scholarship checks at Shree Jana Sewa Sanskrit Secondary School in Paiyun Hatia, Parbat, Nepal.

In collaboration with ARC for Nepal, a non-profit organization registered in the US, the Rajendra Anjana Foundation is effecting positive change in the educational landscape for Nepali students. The Shresthas’ longstanding dedication to social service has found a new expression through the foundation, with ARC Home poised to be a beacon of hope for disadvantaged students.