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Brilliant Tinkerer

Bharat Budha, 16

Lamki Chuha Municipality
Ward No. 1
Kailali District

Bharat, a ninth grader at Saraswoti Secondary School, Kauwapur lives with his father, mother, and siblings. The Budhas sustain themselves with a small income of the father who works as a daily wage earner. His mother takes care of domestic chores and livestock.

GNI Nepal started supporting Bharat in 2012 under its sponsorship service program when he was in the fourth grade. Ever since, he has received educational materials (exercise books, pens, pencils, eraser, geometry box, etc.), school uniform, and bag every year.

Bharat fashions torchlight, helicopter, van, excavator, ‘missile’, etc. out of materials discarded at home and around the neighborhood. His head teacher says, “This boy is good at studies. He is active in co-curricular activities and makes innovative gadgets out of scrap”.

Bharat says he could make real working prototypes of helicopter, excavator, and other machines if he gets support; not an unfounded claim indeed. Few months back, he fabricated a remote-controlled helicopter that flew at a height of one and half meters. He also made an excavator using tiny ‘DC motors’ found inside commonplace electronic devices. It is on display at his school.

In recognition of his talent, Bharat was felicitated at a national level event in Kathmandu organized by GNI Nepal.

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