Improve education for Nepali girls and minorities

 
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Jan 5, 2012

Furniture Delivered to Dhadkharka Primary School

Students in Nepal share long desks and benches
Students in Nepal share long desks and benches

 The students at Dhadkharka Primary School in Nepal don’t have to sit on the floor anymore.

 For the 150 students there in kindergarten through 5th grade, Santi School provided:

  • 30 pairs of desks and benches (each pair can accommodate 3-5 students).
  • 5 sets of large tables and chairs
  • 5 book racks
  • carpeting for 2 classrooms and 60 mats for students in kindergarten, first and second grade
  • whiteboards with markers (instead of chalkboards and chalk),

 The furniture arrived last month. The school is located in the same general area of central Nepal as our other projects, about a day’s journey from the capital, Kathmandu.

Mahesh Dahal, an alumnus of the school who now lives in Northern Virginia and serves on our board of trustees, helped raise funds for the project, and the community contributed some labor as well.

At a small ceremony to unveil the new furniture, local activists and politicians joined the school's teachers to express their gratitude.

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Kindergarteners sit on pillows on the carpet
Kindergarteners sit on pillows on the carpet
These students had been sitting on bare cement
These students had been sitting on bare cement

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Christopher Heun

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Halethorpe, MD United States

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