Rebuilding school in Dharan – Update

Shree Ananta Shiksha Primary School

Dharan is located in the east of Nepal with a mixed population, including migrants from nearby villages and hillside. With the increase in population so did the slums, leading to issues in providing better education and employment in the slums.

Youth Vision Society has been providing employment/empowerment opportunities for women and education for children in the area for a number of years. This includes training for women, funding for the school library, scholarships to students from community schools and providing educational materials for early childhood development centres.

Shree Ananta Shiksha Primary School is a community-based school located in Dharan-11. Most of the students at the school are from underprivileged families. Local donors help fund the school’s administration costs including teacher’s salaries and basic school requirements.
The school had a block that was incomplete due to insufficient funding. The lack of a boundary wall resulted in these class rooms being misused by local people as a toilet facility and other unhealthy/undesirable activities. The school’s management and local communities were frustrated and helpless.

Outcome

With the much-needed funding provided by Friends of Nepal, Australia, the Year 2 and 3 classrooms which used to be surrounded by bamboo sticks and had leaky roofs have been transformed for the good. They are now secure and convenient for all teachers and students.

The classrooms are well ventilated and spacious. Year 2 and 3 classes are running smoothly and students are enjoying the school environment and are attending classes regularly.

Some of the pictures from before, during and after the construction can be seen below. We are glad to be a part of this project in helping out children in need who are the pillars of better tomorrow.