Sindhupalchok, May 24: Four primary school buildings in Sindhupalchowk have been handed over to concerned School Management Committees after their reconstruction was completed.
During an event organized at Shree Jalpadevi Primary School in Chautara Sangachokgadhi Municipality-7, the building of this school and of other three schools were handed over.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali, Mayor of Chautara Sangachokgadhi Municipality AmansinghTamang, Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Amy Tohill-Stull and Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education) Imnarayan Shrestha jointly handed over the reconstructed school buildings after inaugurating the building of Shree Jalpadevi Primary School.
The buildings of Chandeshwori Primary School of Hagam, Panchakanya Primary School of Fatakshila and Namuna Sunkhani Primary School of Barhabise were also handed over to the members of the concerned school management committees at the same event.
On the occasion, CEO Gyewali remarked that with the school’s better physical infrastructure, it must also improve its quality of education. He said that the local government, school management, parents and teachers will now have significant roles in proper utilization and preservation of this magnificent building.
Mission Director of USAID Amy Tohill-Stull informed that out of 29 schools agreed for reconstruction by USAID, eight have already been handed over after completing their reconstruction. She expressed assurance for continued support in Nepal government’s efforts to provide quality education.
Mayor of ChautaraSangachokgadhi Municipality AmansinghTamang thanked the NRA and USAID for the support provided for school reconstruction.
According to Project Director of Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Education) Imnarayan Shrestha, out of all the school buildings damaged due to earthquake and requiring reconstruction, 60 percent school buildings have already been built. He also informed that there is an agreement to reconstruct seven school buildings in Sindhupalchok with the USAID support.