Nepali immigrant to NZealand sets up fund for poor students in Myagdi

BENI: A Nepali immigrant has set up a revolving fund worth Rs 2.5 million in a bid to provide financial support to the poor students of a school in Beni Municipality-4 of Myagdi district.

Lal Bahadur KC established the fund — in the memory of his 99-year-old grandmother Gautami KC —  to help the hard working students with poor economic background of Dhaulagiri Higher Secondary School in Singa of the district.

An alumni of the school, KC, who immigrated to New Zealand and established himself as a successful businessman there, earlier also helped to collect Rs 200,000 for the students with hearing disabilities to pursue education in special class at the school.

Similarly, a campaign has been launched to collect donation to help run technical classes in the school, informed Bhagawan Khadka, Chairperson of the School Management Committee.

The school — established in 2018 BS — was recently upgraded to higher secondary school with 250 students.