For several years we have been supporting Kitini College in Lalitpur District, a large state school that has 1,200 students from kindergarten up to postgraduate level. We have supported the construction of a computer suite and science classrooms, allowing the school to expand its curriculum and to convert from being a Nepali medium school into an English medium school.
In 2019, we completed a major retrofit project that made the school resistant to future earthquakes. When we began our support to this school the majority of the students were girls as parents were choosing to send their sons to private school.
Now the balance is 50:50 – a recognition of the high standards available at Kitini College. We levelled a playing field!