Japan hands over school building in Dailekh


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, May 17: The Embassy of Japan handed over a new classroom building to Shree Malika Secondary School in Thantikandh Rural Municipality, Dailekh, on Thursday.

The furniture-filled building has been constructed with a grant of approximately Rs 10.45 million under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan, according to the press release of the Embassy of Japan in Nepal.

The school was founded in 1964 and currently educates 367 students from early childhood development through 10th grade. It is a vital educational institution in the region. However, the school did not have an appropriate learning environment due to the simple structure of the two buildings, which were not earthquake-resistant, and the lack of sufficient classrooms for younger students. 

To improve this situation, the school and Volunteer Corps Nepal (VCN), the project implementing organization, applied to the GGP to construct a new building with eight classrooms. 

In November 2023, following the completion of the construction of the building in May 2023, a major earthquake occurred in the vicinity. However, the school building was not damaged, and a suitable learning environment was maintained.

"The Embassy of Japan appreciates the people who have been involved in all the efforts to complete the project. We hope that the support will significantly improve the learning environment for the students, and further strengthen the friendship between the people of Japan and Nepal, " read the press release. 

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