Director of Nepal Republic Media Shova Gyawali (L) and Young Sun Choi, president of the Women's Federation for World Peace-Korea (R) inaugurating a newly built school building in Dhanusha.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: In an effort to strengthen the quality of education in rural areas, a new school building in Birendra Bazaar of Dhanusha district has been constructed with the support of a South Korean organization.
The building has 10 classrooms and is equipped with new built-in tables and benches made of iron. It took 14 months to complete the construction.
The building off to Shree Rastriya Secondary School was inaugurated on Wednesday by a delegation led by Young Sun Choi, president of the Women's Federation for World Peace (WWFP)-Korea.
A total of 672 students of the school would directly benefit from the project. This new school building is the third project of WFWP-Nepal. Under the project, the first building was built for Shree Balrampur Secondary School of Lumbini and inaugurated on January 5, 2016. Likewise, the second one was built for Borlang-based Shree Jageshwar Higher Secondary School in Gorkha and was inaugurated on March last year.
"Districts like Dhanusha have a long way to go when it comes to enrolling girls to school. Dropout rates in primary and secondary school are a huge concern. Many girls are still forced to spend time in kitchen and on the field, leaving no time for school, " Shova Gyawali, Director of Nepal Republic Media said.
The project has given emphasis to strengthening education in rural areas in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.