One student at Johns Creek High School has dedicated the last four years to building a school for young girls in Nepal.
The organization is called Nepal House. It's dedicated to teaching girls who otherwise may not have a chance at an education.
Kylesh Sharma set out on this journey when he was just 14-years-old. He was assigned a paper on a non-profit organization and came across Nepal House. By the time he was a freshman in high school he had established his own chapter.
After learning that children in Nepal endure extreme poverty, child slavery and sex trafficking, Sharma knew giving them money was just not enough.
It takes $1,200 a month to run the school. Sharma does the fundraising alone through meeting with businesses and events.
He has raised $60 thousand.
Sharma will graduate Friday and hopes his organization will grow more with the connections he will make in college. He will attend Stanford University in the fall.
“If there is anything that I hope to convey with what I am doing is that you are never too young to create a difference or to create a positive disruption in the world,” said Sharma.
Sharma says the organization has grown so much in the past four years that they’ve had to turn girls away because they don’t have the room.
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