Not very far from the Capital just 32 km away in a quiet, serene village of ward no. 6 at Nagarkot, there is a school called Shree Chuna Devi Lower Secondary School. Being a next-door neighbour of the school, I was invited to attend an interaction and monitoring program that took place on Wednesday, 08 August 2007. I was informed that a UNESCO Monitoring Team along with the District Education Chief and other Officers were visiting to see and verify the results, now that the school had been handed over to the Local Community. Below are some of the photos taken during that occasion which will highlight the program.
There is a very interesting history behind this school that proves: “Where there is a will, there is a way”. Since this school previously had no building of its own, teaching and learning activities had been taking place in the nearby temple. After a long while, the school was able to construct its own building and now this school is teaching up to grade 8. They still lack many basic facilities for a sound academic environment, but with the great support of the community and skill of the staff it has been possible to develop a comparatively good school. When a place so near to the Capital has had to struggle for even the basic needs and rights to an education, imagine the plight of numerous villages in Nepal where children need to walk two hours a day for their basic studies. Concerned authorities must give urgent attention to the desperate situation of our nations’ children’s education.
Finally, I would like to thank the School Management Committee and our Nagarkot Villagers for their great effort in enhancing this school and I congratulate them for this grand success.
Photo Features of the Program:
DEO Officer Mr. Dutta IMGP7000
District Education Officer (DEO) IMGP7002.jpg
Performing Welcome Song
Not a painting
Santa Bahadur in action
School Principal Nanu Maiya Giri
UNESCO and DEO Team