The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) bestowed Digambar Prasad Chaudhary with the President’s Scholarship Award, on April 30, 2019.  He was accepted into ACHS’s Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy program and will begin classes in the Autumn of 2019.  Digambar, a resident of Dahiyar, Nepal, will attend classes through ACHS’s flexible, online education portal accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting commission www.deac.org which is recognized throughout the holistic health community.

“ACHS is proud to welcome Digambar into the college family and honor him with the coveted President’s Scholarship Award,” says ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen.

Digambar holds a Master’s Degree in Rural Development and English Literature and a B.A. in Sociology and English literature from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is a development professional with 11 years of experience, including seven years working in children and human rights awareness programs to eliminate all types of discrimination. He is skilled in diplomatically coordinating with multiple stakeholders including the poor, Dalits, disadvantaged groups and US based technical experts on assignment implementation matters.

He is experienced in capacity building, specifically in program development; co-ordination of capacity and movement building initiatives; strategic workshops and consultations; resource development; maintaining and building partnerships particularly with local, provincial and central government organizations. He has worked diligently as an activist for women advocacy and leadership development to help secure their rights.

Digambar worked with community forestry User Groups and Forest Environment Workers Union  (FEWUN) in Nepal over the past 10 years where he worked with 5,000 members of  FEWUN to create employment in Non-Timber Forest Products and essential oil production.  Currently, Digambar was  a researcher for Aquaculture Market Research. The program funded by Winrock International Agriculture Innovative Farmers. https://www.winrock.org/issue/agriculture/

“The ACHS  President’s Scholarship Award is fulfilling my dream to learn about aromatherapy and just what I need to enhance my career.” Says Digambar.

For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview with ACHS leadership, email publicrelations@achs.edu.

Dorene Petersen and Digambar Chaudhary