With more than 1300 students studying from playgroup to grade 12, Nepal Rastriya Secondary School is one of the largest schools in the area. The students are mostly Tharus and Yadavs. Most of the students speak Bhojpuri as their mother tongue, with little knowledge about Nepali and English language. The students in grades 9 and 10 still find it hard to form a correct sentence in the English language.
The students of Nepal Rastriya Secondary School belong to an agricultural background and their economic condition is very poor but this does not stop the children from going to school and learning. The students travel 5-7 km every day to reach the school. Some of the students do not have shoes or backpacks. They only have a shirt to wear during the harsh winter months but these factors have not affected their attendance in the classrooms. The students have a hunger to learn and thus, the dropout rates of the school are also very low.
The students have the potential and know the value of education but resources and manpower has become a hurdle. If the school is provided with proper science and computer labs, libraries, and better infrastructures, the students can attain better education leading to a better lifestyle in the future.