US envoy hands over three new primary schools to locals in Kavre
May 1, 2019 08:33 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, May 1: US ambassador Randy Berry on Tuesday handed over three new primary schools to the people of Kavrepalanchowk district. The schools were constructed with support from the American people through the USAID, according to the US embassy.
“For 72 years, the United States has had a strong and enduring partnership with Nepal, and we continue to be a trusted and reliable partner,” a press statement quoted ambassador Berry as saying. “This school and the two others we are handing over today are a true reflection of the American people's long standing commitment to help rebuild a safer Nepal for this and future generations. We are--and always will be--close where it counts. ”
Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel and the local community were present at the function. Following the 2015 earthquakes, the extensive damage interrupted the education of over two million children. “Illustrating the US government's commitment to education, USAID immediately began a comprehensive response, which allowed more than 93,000 students to continue to learn in the midst of the disaster and ultimately return to safer schools,” the statement said further.