About Roshika Helping Hands
Roshika Helping Hands was started in 2009 by Rajan Dhungana and Jette Helin, as they saw the need for improving the standard of education in Raj’s home village and district. Thru his travels and work, Raj has realized the importance of education and the tremendous opportunity for people to assist. Jette, a frequent visitor to Nepal and ESL teacher, saw firsthand the challenges the teachers and students faced when she volunteered at the schools in Khalte in 2009.
Our goal is to help Nepali children have the opportunity for a bright future through better education. Roshika Helping Hands works to provide materials and tools to help students on their way to that bright future.
We believe that a good education is the foundation for a good future. We are a very small NGO and need to manage our resources carefully so that we achieve the best possible results. To that end, we keep our overhead low, we stay focused on one area, we build slowly, and we check results.
The foundation is inspired by and named after Raj’s daughter, Roshika. She is 8 years old now and Raj’s desire to ensure that she has a bright future, led him to see that there were many other children whose futures could be made brighter with a little help.