Shree Lagarche Secondary School

The school is located an hour and a half off road from Melamchi. It was established in 2017 B.S. There are around 250 students with almost equal ratio of male to female. The school caters services to students from ECD to Grade 12 with the majority of them from Tamang and Chhetri backgrounds. They come from places like Aagey, Kot Gaun, Soley, Makhlo Gaun, Tallo Gaun, Khadka Tole and Thapa Tole. The majority of the Tamang students are from Lapse which takes an hour-long walk to school each day. Similarly, there are 16 teachers out of which 7 are males and 9 are females who are mostly from Brahmin and Chhetri backgrounds and none from the Tamang community. Five of the teachers have studied in the very school including the Head Sir, Ram Mani Dhital.

Three concrete school buildings were built after the earthquake in 2015. Unfortunately, there isn't a proper power supply in the classrooms. The school has a science lab, a computer lab with some of the computers properly functioning but lacks any dedicated room for the library instead has a corner in each classroom which functions as a classroom library.

The inhabitants of this area are mostly Chhetris, Brahmins and Tamangs and very few are Gurungs and Dalits. They practice Hinduism and Buddhism whereas there have been a few people following Christianity very recently.

There is a National Hydropower Company Ltd in Melamchi Municipality-9, Sindhupalchok which provides employment and electricity in the area. The village has a health post to treat minor injuries and illnesses, a stationary shop, a grocery shop, and three schools. People have access to drinking water at their homes but access to direct buses to and from the village is only possible in the fall and winter.

Most of the youths are either continuing their further studies away from their homes, engaged in foreign employment (in India or Middle Eastern countries), or migrated to the big cities for work The rest of the people depend on farming, animal husbandry, and foreign employment as their major source of income in the community People grow rice, millet, corn, cardamom, banana and seasonal vegetables in the lower belt whereas the people in the upper belt grow corn, potatoes, and kiwi. Life gets tougher and harsher as one pues higher up both geography-wise and accessibility to basic services.

  • Established: 1960
  • Placement from: 2020-04-14

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