Rebuilding School Is In Progress
June 10, 2016
Kosrang, a remote village in Nepal situated within the southern region of district of Dhading is inhabited by the “Chepang". The Chepang are a semi-tribal group officially considered a part of the lower castes of Nepalese society mainly because of their weak financial status. Most Chepang individuals are involved in the agricultural sector and live on subsistence farming - They consume everything they harvest and have no other income source. Being in a remote region with no accessible roads, the village of Kosrang lacks means of transportation, health facilities, electricity, water resources and basic living necessities. The only school in the village provides elementary education that terminates once the students finish their Fifth grade. The school has a short supply of classroom resources and do not have enough teachers to teach the necessary subjects. The 5 hour walk consists of: Crossing a river named "Hudi Khola" 28 times and a walk up a vertical hill for hours. Not only the trek, but operating the school on little to no resources is a mammoth task since the government of Nepal pays for only 2 teachers to run and teach in the school - And there are a 135 students enrolled in the school! This lack of teachers leads to students not experiencing a learning environment and many end up dropping school after failing in their exams...Exams they never will be prepared for at this rate. And in the end, the circle of life continues where these students end up joining their families and work on their fields as subsistence farmers. Our solution: To provide the children of Kosrang with their basic rights towards a primary education, the need for more teachers is imminent. The parents of these children have to be taught modern methods of farming - This can help them become independent and find new income sources. And from what we've experienced living in Kosrang, the most important necessity this village direly needs is water...Although, it still needs access to better health facilities, electricity and accessible roads.