Before 2032 BS (1975 AD), the nearest school for children in Sangachok-1, Khatrithok of Sindhupalchowk was in Jalkaini which is about 5 km far away from the village. Realizing the need to build a school in the village, the community members established Shree Bhimsen Secondary School. They got donations and financial resources from different sources. Initially, classes up to Grade 3 were run. After 7 years, the school started to teach up to Class 5. Later in 2058 BS (2001 AD), it was upgraded up to class 8 and in 2065 BS (2008 AD) the school added Grade 9 and 10. Only in 2066 BS (2009 AD) the students of the school appeared in the SLC examinations for the first time.

However, the school has had to encounter many ups and downs. After few months of its establishment, the school building collapsed. Reconstruction was done and was running until 2045 earthquake pulled down the building again. The reconstruction was done again but once again in 2002 AD the school was swept away by landslide. Finally, in 2003 AD the school bought new lands in another area and shifted there, the same place where the school is running successfully till today. Currently, there are 16 teachers. Among them, 7 are permanent teachers, 4 are Relief Quota teachers and 2 are TFN fellows. 272 students (152 girls and 120 boys) are enrolled. The primary mediums of instruction are Nepali and English. It is considered as one of the best performing schools in the whole district. In 2069 BS (2012 AD), 2070 BS (2013 AD), and 2071 BS (2014 AD), the SLC pass percentages were 88.4%, 88.4% and 95.6% respectively.

Students belong to diverse communities including Brahmin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar, Magar, Bhujel, Tamang and so forth. Majority of the families depends on agriculture while few are migrant workers in India and Gulf countries. The Primary agriculture productions are rice, maize and potatoes. There is a health post nearby school and a police station almost an hour away on foot. The source of electricity in the village is local hydro power. Some students walk for one and half hour from as far as Karkitaar only to come to school.

There is one child club called Baal club as well as SMC and PTA. The estimated annual budget of school is 35 Lakh. Revenue is collected from the Government and DEO. Peace Ministry has provided 15 Lakh for buildings and DEO has provided 1.5 Lakh for teachers’ salary and for school renovation. There is no safe drinking water facility in school and no toilets since it was destroyed during the earthquake. The playground is presently being used to build TLC (Teaching Learning Centre). One room has been used for both library and computer lab because of the lack of rooms. Most of the computers were destroyed during earthquake along with the 5 classrooms. Class 1 and ECD are crammed in one room and other classes are run in TLC on the floor. The school still lacks 50 sets of benches for the classrooms. There is no Math or science lab. Few national and international organizations such as Teach for Nepal, Red Cross, Save the Children and a local NGO Tuki Sangh are helping the school by providing stationeries, bags, calculators, building TLC, providing day meal for children and Sports materials to the school. During the earthquake 50 people died in the whole catchment area including a teacher (TFN fellow Sujita Chaudhary), an office assistant and 4 students from the school. Except for 22-25 houses, all other houses were completely destroyed in the village.

The school is 70 km away from Kathmandu. It takes 3 hours by bus or micro bus and an hour by foot to reach the school from Kathmandu.

  • Established: 1975
  • Placement from: 2014-04-16

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