No more walking!
No more walking!

The girls of Mangri, parents and teachers are all proud and happy of this new building – a girl’s hostel.

On April 26, acting District Education Officer Mr. Lalit Jung Malla and Kshitij Raj Prasai, Education Team Leader of UMN, jointly inaugurated the girl’s hostel of Buddha Higher Secondary School in Mangri, Mugu.  BHSS is the only higher Secondary school for five villages in the entire Karan belt. So students that live around these hills have to walk for at least 3 to 5 hours to get to school and then back again. The recent DEO (District Education Office) data shows a significant drop out rate, especially in girls because of the problem in distance. 

After a series of discussions and planning and designing, the hostel is now open and has already received an application from about 100 girls. Swedish Pentecostal Mission (PMU Interlife), UMN’s supporting partner has financially supported in this building project. Two other organisations SAHAS Nepal and Good Neighbors have also contributed in the construction costs.

A huge crowd of the locals were present at the ceremony. Political party leaders, local government representatives, and the locals enjoyed the inauguration ceremony thoroughly.  Various cultural programs such as dances, songs were organised.  UMN hopes that this initiation will improve the quality of education of Mangri in the days to come and that more and more girls will be able to attend school.

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