About Us

FONAI Education Scholarship Program (FESSHIP) is a scholarship program targeted at aspiring students from underprivileged backgrounds to pursue higher education by providing them support in covering for their tuition, stationery, accommodation, and daily allowances. Along with the support in formal education, the program supports diligent students to pursue technical and vocational training in order to prepare them into independent individuals.   

FESSHIP also includes skill enhancement and counseling workshops to empower the students and enable them for a competitive work environment of tomorrow. The program is run in partnership with Friends of Nepal Adelaide Inc. (FONAI), Australia.



A society where every individual has access to quality education.



To create accessibility in education for youths of underprivileged background, provide technical or vocational training; and to make the youths independent and empowered.




Bijay Bishwokarma

Bijay completed Barista Training and Diploma in Cooking sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lindisfarne just after finishing his +2 from National Integrated College (NIC). He is a hard-working and easy going person who is always eager to learn new things.

Friends of Nepal Adelaide Inc (FONAI) is sponsoring his hostel fee until the scholarship period.



Anjana Sunar

Anjana completed her Diploma in Fashion Designing at IEC College of Arts & Fashion. She is a creative girl with full of ideas who aims to be a fashion designer.

Anjana has been actively taking part in various competitions at her college where she has won different titles. She was very involved in the Prison Library Project assisted by FONAI in February 2018.


Canopy Nepal is a team of visionary youths working in the field of education, skill and leadership development, diversity and inclusion. It works in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations to achieve targets of empowering beneficiaries with skills they need to bring about positive change in the community. Canopy Nepal aims at creating an environment where individuals have a choice to equip themselves with skills and abilities of lifetime importance. The organization intends to promote intercultural understanding among diverse groups by the means of various programs.

Friends of Nepal – Adelaide Inc. (FONAI) is a registered Australian charity and began a scholarship program in 2013, following a visit to Nepal & seeing first hand how disadvantage of birth is perpetuated by lack of educational opportunities. FONAI aims to provide access to senior and post-secondary education to marginalised, socially and economically disadvantaged Nepali youth who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.


Meet the Team


Deekshak Bhattarai

Program Manager

Our Partners




Suryodaya Secondary Boarding School



Tukucha Marg, Kathmandu 44600

9849806740, 9851113376, 9851122197


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