Our recent SEE/SLC graduates visit our Contact Center children to share stories.

Our recent SEE/SLC graduates visit our Contact Center children to share stories.

The Secondary Education Examination

Class 10 completion is a huge milestone in Nepal as children have to pass the Secondary Education Exam (SEE) formerly known as the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) national exam.

Known as the Iron Gate in Nepal, this exam determines their future ability to attend any school past eleventh grade or obtain a future degree. If the child is not able to pass the exam, they have to wait an entire year before taking it again.

If they fail the second time, they are not able to continue their education.

Because of this, there is so much pressure on children each year to pass so they can continue in school.  99% of our children have passed this exam on the first try, compared to the 25% pass rate for children in government schools in Nepal. 


BSF staff (right to left) Bimala Joshi, Counselor and Aleesh Baniya, Program Director, meet with Anish and mother to discuss career plans.

BSF staff (right to left) Bimala Joshi, Counselor and Aleesh Baniya, Program Director, meet with Anish and mother to discuss career plans.

Leena meets with Rabina to discuss entering nursing school.

Leena meets with Rabina to discuss entering nursing school.

Medical school student Susmita participates in a lab class.

Medical school student Susmita participates in a lab class.

Career Plan

Each of our children completes a career plan in Class 10 and we work hard to help each child focus on further education and choose an appropriate eleventh to twelveth grade “college.” Once children start university or vocational school, we help find living situations. Sometimes we also help children find jobs and apartments.

Our goal is to see a child through to adulthood as a contributing citizen of Nepal.

Some of our older boarding school girls meeting to catch up with Christine.

Some of our older boarding school girls meeting to catch up with Christine.

Entrance to NASA International College, where four of our older children attend and study science.

Entrance to NASA International College, where four of our older children attend and study science.