My name is Paru Gurung. I was born and raised in the beautiful country, Nepal. I am currently residing in Buffalo, New York, USA. My mum always told me, “You have two hands – one for helping yourself, the others for helping others”. I grew up hearing this, I believe this I what made me more inclined towards social work. I have been directly and indirectly in social activities since 2012 A.D after I donated my prize that I won in a beauty pageant. After knowing about HDI, I was very interested and it’s my honor to be a part of this organization that is doing incredible work to educate kids far away because every child deserves a quality education. I am happy and willing to help the education in Dolpo with my full capacity and dedication.