Scholar Highlight: Bijay Bishwokarma, Canopy Nepal Excellence Scholar- FESSHIP

Scholar Highlight: Bijay Bishwokarma, Canopy Nepal Excellence Scholar- FESSHIP

Bijay receiving certificate from Mr. Deekshak Bhattarai Program Manager at Canopy Nepal
I am Bijay Bishwokarma, a Canopy Nepal Excellence Scholar - FESSHIP since 2015. I am currently living in Welcome Boys Hostel, Kathmandu. I am originally from Syangja. Currently, I am working at Uncles’ Bakery located at Lazimpat, Kathmandu.

After completing my +2 in 2019, I wanted to pursue a Diploma in Cooking as I have always dreamt of being a Chef since my childhood. Later, I was offered a short-term scholarship for Barista Training and Diploma in Cooking to be completed at Cocina Mitho Chha.
Bijay holding a certificate of Cocina Mitho Chha

My journey at Cocina Mitho Chha started with a short-term scholarship and joined Barista Training. The training was for 2 weeks where I got to know all the basic knowledge of coffee from start to latte art. During the training, the trainer ensured that we meet the required standards for a barista. After completion of the course and passing the final test, a certificate of completion was issued stating I have successfully attended and completed the course.

Later, after completing the 2 weeks of Barista Training, I joined Diploma in Cooking which included 3 months in-house training at Cocina Mitho Chha followed by an internship at Radisson Hotel in the remaining Diploma period. During the internship period, I was assigned as a Chef staff for 3 months to work with the Bakery team where I learned to bake bread, cookies, cakes, pastries, and pies. Along with it, I also learned to be professional, the importance of teamwork, and networking.

Canopy Nepal Scholarship Program-FESSHIP has not only supported me in my studies, accommodation, and/or training but also took care of me during my health issues. During my +2, I struggled with some serious health issues for a year or so but the management team always monitored my health issues closely and supported as required.

My journey towards my career has been very easy due to the support from FESSHIP. FESSHIP has supported me since the inception period and created an environment for me to pursue my aim to be Chef. I have recently completed my Diploma in Cooking and Barista training and am working full time in Uncle’s Bakery. FESSHIP is the main reason who I am today and living my dream.

Writer: Bijay Bishwokarma
Editor: Deekshak Bhattarai (Canopy Nepal)
Canopy Nepal Excellence Scholars- FESSHIP

Canopy Nepal is a team of visionary youths working in the field of education, skill and leadership development, diversity, and inclusion. Canopy Nepal works in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations to achieve the targets of empowering the organizations’ 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 means of various programs

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