Caritas Nepal, the caretaker of Bhutanese refugee education, has set out to distribute school uniforms to all school students in camps. The distribution of the school uniforms is supported by UNHCR and the European Commission.
Father PS Amalraj, the Field Director of Caritas Office in Damak, gave away the uniforms to school students of Marygold Academy today at a function organized by the school.
Speaking at the program, Father Amalraj told the students and staff that all 10,222 students from pre-primary to grade ten would get the uniforms with a stitching charge of 200 rupees each. “The uniforms are worth 62, 37,000 rupees”, he added.
Following distribution in Mary Gold Academy, the Caritas said it has planned to move to Tri-Ratna Secondary Cchool (TRSS), Green Vale Academy (GVA), New Horizon Academy (NHA) and Pancha-oti English School(PES).
D. B Subba, the Camp Secretary of Beldangi expressed his gratitude to the funding sources, EU and UNHCR, for their support to provide school uniforms. He also anticipated that such support system would prevail until the camps remain in Nepal.
One parent, Sabitra Giri, expressed happiness on receiving the uniforms. She said, “My child received the uniform after many years and it happened when the festival, Dashain, is just approaching”.