Supriya b. 2003 is the daughter of Raju and Ganga. The circumstances of the family are different although not unique in Nepal.
In a culture where most marriages are arranged by the parents, Raju and Ganga fell in love and decided to stay together despite the threats of cutting all ties from
the respective families because they belong to different castes. The outcome was that there could never be an official marriage blessed by the priests and neither of them would be able to stay at the parental home. As for the children, they would not be recognised nor accepted.
Raju, a goldsmith thus considered low caste and Ganga being from high cast were strong in their convictions, stayed together and had two beautiful children.
All was nearly perfect against all odds, until Raju got a brain tumour and died suddenly, leaving his small family vulnerable with no family back up. The school where Ganga works offered some assistance and the teachers clubbed together to pay for the education of the son, but could not extend their help to Supriya. She had to leave the school. Alain was asked if he could sponsor the little girl, which is exactly what The Alain Rouveure Nepal Fund did straight away, making sure Supriya would not loose her education and her class mates. Ganga is a very brave and gentle lady and both children are beautiful and extremely bright and well mannered. Suraj is, of course, a mad football fan and Supriya would like to be a teacher one day. We will do what is necessary to enable her to fulfil her dream.
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