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Swiss grants Rs. 1.2 billion to build schools in Sindhupalchowk

Sindhupalchowk: The Swiss donor who has helped rebuild schools in Sindhupalchowk have handed over the newly-constructed schools buildings to the concerned management committees.

Caritas, the Swiss donor agency, reconstructed the schools as per the agreement with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). Caritas reconstructed 36 school buildings and two hostels in Helambu Rural Municipality, Melamchi Municipality and Paanchpokharai Thanpaldhap Rural Municipality that lie in Melamchi watershed area.

Caritas altogether spent Rs. 1 billion 200 million in the reconstruction of school and hostel buildings, according to Thakur Thapa, program manager of Caritas.

The elementary school in Ichok of Helambu, that was handed over today, has 14 rooms and all other facilities like drinking water, toilet, furniture and play ground. This school building was built at the cost of Rs. 56 million.

Program manager of Caritas Thakur Thapa handed over the reconstructed school infrastructures to the concerned school management committees through Nima Gyaltsen Sherpa, chairperson of Helambu Rural Municipality.

Chairperson Sherpa lauded the role played by Caritas in the reconstruction of school infrastructures and said that the schools will now have to focus on improving the education standard. “The school teachers and guardians need to work on making necessary changes to improve the education standard,” he said, adding, “The education standard should be improved from the public schools.”

Thapa of Caritas stressed on the sustainability of the school infrastructures and asked the local government, community, school and other stakeholders to focus on maintaining these infrastructures.

At the handing over ceremony, school students organized a cultural program while the school felicitated the donor and those contributing land to build the infrastructures.

From onlinekhabar.com – March 7, 2020

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