SHREE THUMKA PRIMARY SCHOOL
We present to you Shree Thumka Primary School, the first school of our project.
It is located in Bhumlichok, in Gorkha district. To get to the school from Kathmandu, you need to take the Tribhuvan Highway, one of the main roads in Nepal, for about three hours until you reach Fishling.
Once we reach this town we must cross a suspension bridge and begin the ascent up the mountain. During the climb you can see a large number of plantations of the Magar communities, those closest to the river.
Little by little, we leave the river under our feet and enter a path that brings us closer to the clouds; We see the vegetation take on a greener hue and any car reduced to the size of an ant. As we get closer to school we begin to see the difficult living conditions in which the Chepang communities live, but also the simplicity and happiness that those mountains and the people who live in them transmit.
At Shree Thumka Primary School you will find a total of 108 smiles, between 1 and 12 years old, all of them Chepang (link to the Chepang page). There are 51 girls and 57 boys in the school, distributed in a total of six levels: from ECD to Class 5.
In addition, we have the help of teaching staff who ensure that no child returns home without learning something new.
Principal of the School
ECD and Class 1