Physically challenged Dolpa kids forced to study in constant threat

DOLPA: As many as 12 physically challenged students are studying in a life-threatening condition as their school building managed by an orphanage is already dilapidated.

The Mukuteshor Orphanage Service Committee Chairman Chandra Bahadur Rokaya shares that the students study in a constant threat of the building being destroyed any minute. Also the possibility that the building might be swept away by a flood in the monsoon gets renewed every year.

There are no proper windows and doors in the school building.

The District Development Committee had begun constructing a building for the orphanage a couple of years ago. It, however, has been left incomplete.

Further, students study without proper educational materials and environment with only one carer and a teacher, yet the orphanage has not received any help from the concerned authorities regarding its maintenance, laments Rokaya.

“The school was built in order to easily provide educational facilities to the physically challenged students; but it is on the verge of being shut down soon. Authorities need to be more responsible and farsighted to solve the problem.”

Furthermore, with the ever increasing prices of consumables, they are facing a hard time to feed and accommodate the students properly.

Students here are from the Dalit community and within the age group of 6-12 years.

The under-construction building which was left unattended was further destroyed by the April 25 earthquake last year.