Upper Mustang students take classes in mobile school

Pokhara, January 5

Students of Rastriya Aadharbhut School in Lomanthang VDC, Upper Mustang are taking classes in a mobile school established in Pokhara due to the cold.

Classes have been running in the mobile school for the last four months in Pokhara.

Students of the VDC, Chhonup VDC and from areas around them are being taught in the mobile school. The students came to Pokhara in the beginning of winter and will return to Mustang after the winter ends.

Head Teacher at the school Govinda Pradhan said that the government has paid for all the expenses for the mobile school. “But the budget the government has offered is not sufficient,” he informed. He further added that the government has invested Rs 350,000 annually for the project, which does not cover all the expenses including students’ accommodation, and food.

As many as 11 teachers are reportedly teaching 33 students from grade I to VIII at a Nagdhunga-based house. There are no students in grade IV. Head teacher Pradhan said that there were 85 households in Lomanthang VDC. “Some villagers send their wards to private schools in Pokhara and Kathmandu, while the poor send their children to this community school,” he informed.

Not only the students, but their parents and guardians and other villagers have left for Butwal and Pokhara to beat the excessive cold in the winter.