About Us

What is ANSWER?

American-Nepali Students’ and Women’s Educational Relief was founded in 2001 after obtaining excellent results with out own little “street girl”, Uma, whom we placed in a private school in Kathmandu. After 3 years, she had become fluent in English, had made up for being placed back two years initially, and was obtaining top marks. From wanting to simply learn to read and count, she began to feel she wanted to be a doctor. Uma graduated with honors in nursing and is working in a hospital in Katmandu. Eleven years after founding and many refinements, we have over 600 children in 120 schools and colleges all over Nepal. We are 117 for 117 in sending our high school students to college. Half of the college graduates have careers in Nepal, the other half are still pursuing their studies at the Universities.

ANSWER is a nonprofit, non-partisan, non-religious organization that believes in empowering low caste children by introducing them to quality education. Education for us does not mean literacy nor basic education, but 12-15 years of education through college with careful academic and career counseling (which we alone provide–an otherwise unknown entity in Nepal). Our mission is to educate children from the lowest castes and provide them with real lifelong careers so that they will be come the vanguard for real change in Nepal. They will be the ones pushing for universal, compulsory education and government scholarships, etc.

ANSWER is a 501c(3) tax-deductible, non-profit charity EIN – 38-3639777