Susma, aged 7, remembers studying in cold floors and dusty environment. For more than 1 year after the earthquake, she, with her friends, attended classes in poorly managed temporary classrooms made of CGI sheets. Every day at school was a battle against scorching heat of summer followed by harsh winter. Sometimes she didn’t feel like going to school at all.
While learning was getting difficult during such young age, construction of concrete classroom has brought a different pace in Susma’s life. Along with introduction of Multi Grade/Multi Level methodology in her school, all students from Nursery to class 4 are now offered a better learning place.
“With open doors and noisy environment, we used to have great difficulty in conducting classes”, shares Susma’s teacher. “Uncarpeted classrooms with mud floors degraded the hygiene and health of students.”
Multi Grade/Multi Level teaching methodology and use of better facilitated buildings (since 1 month) both have brought effective learning among students, teachers report. Students now are slowly adopting creative learning techniques andare marching ahead of horrors of 2015 earthquake.
“It is safer now.” says Susma. “It is fun to come to school.”
Like Susma, over 300 students of Kundala Higher Secondary School, Bhogteni, Katunje - 15 share her story. The village is in one of the remote areas, lying 28km from Dhading besi (the nearest town) and students have to walk upto 1 hour daily to reach school. Construction of 2 blocks (having 2 classrooms each) by ECCA has indeed brought encouragement among school students to attend school.
"We feel everything is better now!"
A teacher helps students write alphabets
Students attending MGML class
Newly constructed 2 buildings with 4 classrooms
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