Asmita in Kathmandu – Pam Robotham Legacy – Programme Action


Pam Robotham was a founder member of SI Slough Windsor & Maidenhead who sadly died in 2018 leaving the club a legacy of £2000.  As Pam was a solicitor, it was felt that it would be fitting to remember her life by helping a young woman from a developing country to study law.  At the same time the club became more involved with a relatively new club in our Federation in Nepal.  A recent member had visited Nepal on a number of occasions and became involved with SI Kathmandu.  As a result the club decided to sponsor Asmita Lakandri through her law course at the University of Kathmandu.

Asmita (R) with her sister

Asmita has completed her first year at Law school in Kathmandu, her home town is Morang which lies in the terrai region of Nepal but she has moved with her father, mother, elder sister and brother to Kathmandu to undertake her studies.   She enjoys adventure such as rafting and rock climbing and one day would like to do a bungee jump.  She enjoys reading and is hoping to g to many libraries when she completed her first year.  She is a member of the Scout movement and recently participated in 1st National Rover Moot which was held in Pokhara. 

The club has undertaken to help fund Asmita throughout her course and has already paid for her first two years of tuition.

Asmita has been enjoying a month’s holiday before starting her next year of studies.