Four years, in Shamrock, was full of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times and yes, a lot of learning. Each day spend there, brought various moments in my life.
I was just 13 when I joined Shamrock. A young girl in an unknown environment with different unknown faces was obviously going to make me feel nervous. In the beginning, I tried my best to adapt into the environment there. Sometimes, I did mess things up, maybe because I wasn’t old enough to take care of myself. But with time, I learned to manage myself and many other things.
The educational system of theirs is, in fact very different to other learning institutions in Nepal. Learning is more practical and effective there. During my stay, I learned many different life skills like drama, music, karate, cooking, paintings, swimming, almost everything which turned out to be useful and lifetime learning. Though I had to struggle waking up early, practicing karate was interesting and useful. Playing football in the rain was really fun. Once, we had to eat our lunch (Daal Bhat) with chopsticks as we had lost all the sets of spoons. You can imagine yourself, how funny it was, trying to hold the food, but which spilt most of the time. At first, we found it very difficult but a few days later, we could easily eat with chop sticks.
Comparing myself to other people of my age, I feel so confident and blessed that I got this one-time opportunity to be a part of Shamrock.
At present, I am doing my Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I am also a teacher, teaching English in a private school. I can proudly say that Shamrock School has shaped me into the person I am today. I am very thankful to all the Shamrock teachers and supporters.
I miss the life at Shamrock. So, every chance I get, I visit there. – Kshitiz Thapa