CFPA hands over newly-built school

Lalitpur, June 2: China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) handed over a newly reconstructed school building of Mahendra Adarsha Vidhyashram secondary school amidst a special function on Sunday.

The school building damaged by the devastating 2015 earthquake was reconstructed by the CFPA in a period of 13 months after the reconstruction agreement between the CFPA and the school management committee.

The CFPA, a Chinese non-government organisation, has also furnished the 10-classrooms of the two storey school building located at Satdobato of Lalitpur.

"This school is a community school run as a public educational trust. Mostly children of economically poor family background come to this school for study. I believe the newly built school building will surely help in contributing to the development of educated human resources of the country," Pampha Bhusal, member of the House of Representatives, said after she inaugurated the hand over ceremony.

The school hand over ceremony was coincided with the Chinese International Children's Day.

The former minister for women, children and social welfare remarked that the assistance provided to rebuild the school building would consolidate both people to people and government to government relations between China and Nepal.

"We know human resource is the backbone of development and prosperity of a nation. And by building the school infrastructure, CFPA has provided help for human resource development and thus for prosperity of our country," Bhusal, also the chairperson of the school management committee, said.

She said that the school had achieved good educational success since she became the SMC chair a decade ago as she was focused on arranging enough fund to run the school so that all the school staff got their pay and perks in time.

Mahendra Bahadur Kshetri, chief of educational department of Lalitpur metropolitan city, lauded the reconstruction of the school building noting that a good physical infrastructure is needed for an enabling learning environment.

CFPA country director for Nepal, Zou Zhiqiang, said that the school building was a symbol of friendship between Nepal and China. She said that the CFPA had also provided assistance to the school to make a computer lab and distributed stationery and school bags to the students.



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