Mechi Primary School gets new building


Himalayan News Service

Jhapa, March 26: It has become much easier to run the classes at Mechi Primary School in Bhadrapur Municipality-3, Jhapa, after the school got a new building. The school is located in an indigenous settlement beyond the Mechi River. Construction of the two-room school building was funded by District Education Office, Jhapa.

“Since the existing six-room building was not enough to run the classes smoothly, the new two-room building was constructed at the cost of Rs 1 million,” said teacher Kailash Rai. The school had been set up around 30 years ago and has a total of 132 students up to Grade VII.

Construction of a suspension bridge over the Mechi River has also started to link the village with neighbouring areas across the Mechi River. “Absence of a bridge in the area had made life difficult for the locals. Everyone including schoolchildren, teachers and locals are having hard time during the monsoon,” Rai said.