BAKING DREAMS:  Khando’s Journey to Master the Art of Baking
The Tibet Fund
Meet Khando, a remarkable young woman from Nepal whose journey to Delhi showcases her determination and resilience.
From a young age, Khando was passionate about baking. Inspired by shows like Cake Boss and Carlo’s Bake Shop, she pursued vocational education with scholarships from the Himalayan Society for Youth and Women Empowerment (HSYWE), supported by USAID through The Tibet Fund. She enrolled in a bakery course at the ITI Institute in Dehradun, where she excelled under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Khando secured an Industrial Training (IT) position at the Claridges Hotel, where she is expected to train for six months after which she anticipates a Job Training (JT) position possibly guaranteeing her employment at the Claridges. 
Khando dreams of opening her own bakery one day. In the meantime, she plans to stay in Delhi to hone her skills over the next five years.
Her story inspires many undocumented young Tibetans in Nepal, whose futures remain uncertain as they face daily challenges with limited resources and professional opportunities.