Rajendra-Anjana Foundation distributes scholarships, educational materials


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Mar. 27: The Rajendra-Anjana Foundation has handed over educational and sports materials and scholarships worth Rs 5.1 million to 21 schools in various districts.

According to the Foundation, it distributed scholarships as well as sports and educational materials to 21 community schools in four districts over the past 17 days.

"The foundation believes in providing education to Dalit, helpless, and disadvantaged children residing in rural areas as a prerequisite for fundamental social change in the country. In line with this belief, we distributed scholarships as well as educational and sports materials at selected community schools in Parbat, Baglung, Syangja, and Chitwan after conducting necessary studies," it added.

Panchatej Jyoti Basic School, a primary school in a Chepang settlement in Chitwan, was one of the beneficiaries of the program. According to the foundation, its team visited the school premises and handed over the support.

"Furthermore, with the aim of establishing an alliance among 14 schools in the educational, cultural, and technical fields, the foundation organized a digital quiz contest in coordination with Huwās Campus in Parbat Municipality of Parbat," said Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, chairperson of the foundation.

Shivalaya Secondary School in Galyang Municipality of Syangja, Nirmal Janasewa Secondary School in Paiyun Rural Municipality of Parbat, and Jana Kalyan Secondary School in Bihadi Rural Municipality of Parbat received first, second, and third prizes, while Janaseva Sanskrit School in Paiyun Rural Municipality of Parbat received a consolation prize.

The winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up received medals, certificates, and cash prizes of Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000, and Rs 10,000 respectively, while the school winning the consolation prize received Rs 6,000, according to the foundation.

Chairperson Shrestha said the happiness seen on the faces of students during the foundation’s activities has injected a different kind of energy in him. "These activities are expected to significantly contribute to improving the overall educational level of students," he added.

According to Shrestha, the foundation aims to establish a hostel to improve the educational level of extremely poor, needy, helpless, marginalized, and Dalit students in rural areas; and a self-employment center to provide training for local women.

The foundation, which has been registered in both the US and Nepal, is a non-profit organization. It aims to provide support for education beyond nutritional support for children who are deprived of quality education due to economic constraints.

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