With only four rooms for four classes, one office, and a kitchen and storage area, the Siraichuli primary school in Ichchhakamana-1, Jyandala serves 62 students from 60 families belonging to the marginalized Chepang ethnic group. Despite being an important institution, it faces significant challenges, including inadequate water supply, poor sanitation, and limited food production.
The local government provided 40% of the total budget, while the community contributed the necessary human resources for constructing the building, and Sapana Village Social Impact arranged the materials required for construction. In addition to building the classroom, the project also included the installation of a toilet and WASH facility in the school, teacher training, and the installation of a few ECA materials. Furthermore, the project also arranged a lunch program for the children, demonstrating a comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of the students in the Siraichuli primary school.
The construction of the classroom building, toilet, and WASH facility has provided the children with a better learning environment, leading to an increase in school attendance and a decrease in school dropouts. The teacher training and installation of ECA materials have also improved the quality of education in the school. Additionally, the lunch program has ensured that the children are well-fed, which is essential for their overall health and well-being. The project has demonstrated the positive impact of collaboration between the government, community, and non-governmental organizations in addressing the needs of the marginalized communities, and can serve as a model for similar initiatives in the future.