Improve education for Nepali girls and minorities

Feb 5, 2010

Government gives financial support

Crumbling classroom at the Mahakali school now under repair.
Crumbling classroom at the Mahakali school now under repair.

We've just learned that the Nepali government has committed vital financial support for our school in Ramche.

This is an important step for us on the road to sustainability because it means that the government will pay for one teacher's salary annually.

Last year, the government pledged additional support, although a more modest amount, to help pay for books and supplies at the school.

These decisions by the government prove that they believe in our school and want to see it succeed.

Currently, there are three teachers at our school, and we have applied for their salaries to be paid by the government as well.

In addition, we have begun our second construction project: renovating Mahakali Lower Secondary School, which teaches more than 150 students from the Tamang ethnic minority in a two-story building about a 90 minute walk from Ramche (the site of our first school).

The Mahakali school was built in 1995 and needs new toilets and furniture as well as repairs to a leaky roof, balcony and broken plaster. The villagers have agreed to donate their labor. A photo of a damaged classroom is included with this update.


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Project Leader

Christopher Heun

Halethorpe, MD United States

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