How Does The SPO work?

At the moment oHoH is involved in five schools with the “Scholarship Program oHoH” (SPO). Most students are from the Deurali and the Machhapuchhre school, but we also have some children in other schools and two students at secondary schools.

The program is quite simple: children who never or hardly ever go to school can be a scholarship child. Most of the children are between 4 and 14 years old, i.e. anywhere from ‘Nursery’ up to ‘class 8’. To keep the prices payable we decided to end our SPO after class 8. For class 9 and up, the school fee is twice the price of the lower classes. So to keep people on board of our program we end our SPO after class 8.

However, sponsors can choose to keep sponsoring “their” sponsor child even after class 8. oHoH will, of course, do all the necessary work to ensure everything goes smoothly for the college student. Where necessary we will help the student with choosing the school, paying all the fees and buying all the textbooks, copies, etc. However, sponsors need to be aware the annual sponsor-fee could increase to, or even exceed, €250-300.   

Those who wish to sponsor a child can register by using the “Contact” page (or press this link: Contact Us). 

To sponsor a child will cost 175 euro annually. The money will be used for the following ‘items’:

School Fees:

Monthly fee;
Annual fee;
Administration costs;
Computer fee;
Transportation costs (school bus);
If organized, a school tour / picnic.


Two trousers/skirts;
Two shirts;
School tie;
Socks and shoes.

School supplies:

Pens and pencils;
Sharpener, eraser, ruler, protractor;
Calculator (Class 7-8 students);

Most of our students are between the age of 4 to 14. This means from ‘nursery’ up to ‘class 8’. After class 8 our scholarships program stops for these children unless the sponsor tells us / indicates he/she wishes to keep sponsoring the child. This means that the sponsor price will go up. We can not afford secondary school with the prices we ask. We want to keep it affordable so many sponsors can join our SPO. After all, a high price has a deterrent effect, which is why we opt to stop sponsoring after class 8. However, the child will at least have a completed primary school education and therefore already has a head start on many other children who haven’t had that opportunity. But this also depends on the sponsor, he/she can decide to keep sponsoring and as a result give the child even a bigger chance of a better life.

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