Poverty prevents Mushahar kids from education
Last Updated At: 2010-09-29 2:54 PM
The Himalayan Times
"Only fewer of the children go to the schools though there are around
100 of them"
MORANG: Most of the children in Musahar community at Ganga Chowk of
Tankisinuwari VDC-1in Morang district do not go to school due to
There are 60 households of the Dalit community in the VDC that is
connected with the district headquarters Biratnagar. Almost all of the
Musahar people have been living there making huts using bamboos and
straw and earn their livelihood since long by the everyday labor.
Only fewer of the children go to the schools though there are around
100 of them, said local resident Ganga Rishidev. He said the rest of
the children would go for labour or stay at home due to their poor
condition and when the parents were not well aware about the
importance of the education.
Some of the children joined to a child centre for study few years ago.
However, when the centre was closed the children spend their days just
by playing during the school time these days.
Local leader Buddhi Paswan said District Education Office has not paid
any attention to establish child centre though it has established many
such centers in other parts of the district.
However, District Education Officer Ashok Kalakheti said the office is
positive to provide child centre in the village but the villagers
should bring the proposal.
None of the Musahar people have completed higher secondary level
education in the settlement until now.
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