Bikendra Gurung

I was a 13 years old when I joined Shamrock in 2007, and it was the first time I was living away from my family. It was pretty hard to get used to everything at first, but things only started to get better and better.

For me, being at Shamrock for 8 years and 5 months was not just about being educated. It was a long journey of discovering what I was capable of whilst developing several life skills at the same time. I have gained a wealth of experiences at Shamrock, both as a student and a teacher from improving my English, rafting, getting involved in Romeo and Juliet and community awareness programs to trekking. I finished my Year 10 in 2011, which is called SLC (School Leaving Certificate) in Nepal, and I started working as a part-time teacher at Shamrock while doing my Year 11 and 12 subsequently.

At the moment, I am doing my Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in Melbourne. I meet people from different countries and cultures every once in a while. And many of them look at me with surprise when I speak some phrases in their language which I learnt while I was in Shamrock from the volunteers. All the skills that I developed whilst at Shamrock has been extremely useful here. I recently got the position of Vice-President of International Students Association in my institution.

I feel extremely privileged to have had the opportunity to be a member of the Shamrock family, and it’s one of those things that I am proud of.

Thank you, Shamrock!


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