ROLPA, Jan 26: Twenty–two years old Resham Kuwar of Bajbisauna village of Rolpa district has returned from Malaysia following failure of both his kidneys. He had taken a loan of Rs 130,000 from money lenders to make it to Malaysia two and a half years ago. The kidney problem surfaced six months after he landed in Malaysia, and he has already spent over Rs 1.2 million for his treatment. "The insurance money provided by my company and the financial support from others have all finished but still there is no hope," he lamented.
ROLPA, Jan 25: The importance of computer literacy in the digital world needs no exaggeration. Computer as a subject is thus taught at both community and private schools the countrywide. However, not all schools in the rural zones have computers. A case in a point is Indreshwari Secondary School of Khewase village of Rolpa Municipality - 3 where students do attend a 'computer class' but they have not seen one.
ROLPA, Jan 19: The free tuition classes of Science and Mathematics at different community schools of the 12 districts of Province 5 in view of the nearing Secondary Education Examination (SEE) have drawn flak. While free Science tuition classes are being offered at 742 and Mathematics at 888 schools under the initiative taken by the Social Development Ministry, school teachers and other stakeholders have criticized it as a populist program of the government.
ROLPA, Jan 15: Four 9th graders and five 10th graders of Saraswati Secondary School of Lungri Rural Municipality – 1 quit school last year as they got married. According to the school principal Umesh Pun, the school has a high dropout rate and early marriage is one of the main reasons.
ROLPA, Jan 14: School is an abode of knowledge and children are considered to be the nation builders. Parents send their children to school with high hope that they will prepare themselves for their better future. People usually have faith that their children are quite safe at school.
ROLPA, Jan 14: Built with mud and stones decades ago, the classrooms of Saraswati Secondary School in Pang, a remote village of Rolpa, are not safe anymore. It looks like the structures could collapse anytime, and the school principal feels no different. However, in the lack of budget to erect new buildings, the school with over 500 students has been running classes in the dilapidated rooms.
ROLPA, Jan 12: The iron mine of Jelbang, Sunchahari municipality-7, has been ignored by the agencies concerned since decades. The mine was excavating continuously from 16th century. But in 1989, Department of Forests banned the excavation of iron from the mine. The government has not shown any interest to operate the mine.
ROLPA, Dec 20: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Phalja, Rolpa Municipality-9, rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours, she reaches her school.
ROLPA, Dec 19: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Rolpa municipality-9, Phalja rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours she reaches her school.
ROLPA, Dec 15: Tussles between health workers and patients are not unusual at Pang Health Post in Lungri Rural Municipality. Patients vent out their anger against the staffers for the lack of beds, doctors, or medicines. Of late, new mothers are seen complaining about the lack of allowances. Even though they are entitled to get Rs 2,000 for delivering a baby at government-run health institutions, new mothers here have not received it for some time.
ROLPA, Nov 27: ‘This figure illustrates the seven days of a week and this one is Nepal’s map. That one is pumpkin while this is a mustard plant,” a student from Namuna Primary School at Rolpa municipality-6, Kotgaun said while explaining the audience about the educational materials displayed during the exhibition.
ROLPA, Nov 24: The need to get rid of the practice of ‘Asare Bikash’ (expediting developmental works only towards the end of the fiscal year and completing them in a rush) has been stressed time and again. People in general, as well as political parties, leaders and government in the past and the present, have been quite vocal about reviewing this kind of performance.
ROLPA, Nov 18: During leisure hours, the teachers of Nepal Higher Secondary School of Kotgau, Rolpa, can be seen searching for studies reference videos on Youtube. Most of these teachers try their best to enter classrooms after preparing their teaching materials based on the video. Youtube has transformed into a virtual teacher for these teachers who seek the use of technology in order to teach their students.
ROLPA, Nov 16: Road construction has been one of the major development agenda during the past decade in Rolpa, like elsewhere across the country. Increasing people's access to transport by constructing new roads was also one of the most important election agenda of political parties.