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Campaign to educate children of brick kiln workers launched

Himalayan News Service
Brick kiln

Workers at a brick kiln in Jamune VDC, Tanahun, on Sunday. Photo: THT

Damauli, February 18

Various stakeholders have pledged to extend financial support for bridge school programme launched to educate children of brick kiln workers in Tanahun.

The stakeholders expressed their commitment during an interaction organised by United Green Development Nepal in Damauli today. Security agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations, operators of brick kilns, among others, pledged to support the programme.

Kamal Hari GC, chairperson of United Green Development Nepal, said the programme was launched to educate children of workers in Asmita, Pokhareli and Machhapuchchhre brick kilns in Jamune of the district.

As many as 50 children have been studying at the child development center, whereas 108 children have enrolled in other schools on the initiative of the organisation, according to vice-chairperson of the organisation Ram Datta Poudel.

District Development Committee offered 2 bundles of zinc sheet for the construction of hut for the center, while Bidhyarthi Pustak Store offered educational materials.

Chief District Officer Purushottam Kunwar said people from all walks of life should contribute to make the campaign a success.

Assistant District Education Officer Babu Ram Devkota, entrepreneurs Bal Krishna Ghimire, Kedar Ghimire,among others, highlighted the importance of the programme and their aim to establish such kilns as child-labour-free zones within three years.

A version of this article appears in print on February 19, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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