Gupteshwor Secondary School in Dhunge Sundar Pani, Nallu -3, Lalitpur District was established in 1960. It is in the hilly area to the south of the Kathmandu valley and around 20 kilometers away from the center of Kathmandu. There are nearly 250 students, mainly from the indigenous Tamang community, that are studying at the school up to grade ten.
Although it has four furnished buildings (eight rooms) it was short of classrooms and was awarded partial grant by the District Education Office to construct a two storied four room building. With the grants from the education office and other sources, the school completed external walls and roof of the ground floor but there is no partition inside the building. There are no door and window shutter and the inside walls, floor and the ceilings are not plastered. The stairway leading to the first floor is not covered and when it rains, the ground floor where classes are conducted – at four corners – is flooded.
The school also lacks drinking water facility.
We are helping the school to complete the furnishings and the partition of the ground floor, and install window and door shutters so that classes could conducted properly. We are also helping the school install a drinking water system.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be NRs. 593, 400 (around US$ 8,000) with the community expressing their willingness and readiness to contribute 25 percent of the total cost of the project.
How long will the project take?
The project is expected to start from early March and is expected to end by the end of April.
The construction of the school building has been completed and handed over to the school management committee amidst a program held at the school premise on April 23, 2012.
For more photos of the school building, see below: