In November, I visited both the boys’ and the girls’ hostels at Menri Monastery in Dholanji. There are now 204 boys and 45 girls in the hostels. As the number of children has increased, the hostels have grown in size. The boys’ hostel now has a new wing for storage of clothes, bedding, and food and also has three extra rooms for art and extracurricular classes, as well as office space for the monks who are looking after the students. The play area, which needed to be reconstructed after heavy rains caused part of the play area to slide down the hill, is now under use by the boys and a basketball court has been added.
In the hostel for girls, rooms are now completed and a railing has been added to the staircase for safety reasons. Anticipating even more students, a new addition for rooms is under construction.
The school for the children now has an 11th grade class which means that students can now complete the 11th grade without having to go to another city and pay tuition. There are presently 30 students in the 11th grade class.
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