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MAP has financed two schools in Rigaon region, which included a group of 27 villages located at 1.800-2.000 meters in the Himalayan mountains, a two day walk north west of Katmandu. Since 2009, a member of the board , often accompanied by a group of volunteers ,has gone there every year to follow the projects and to listen to the needs of the Tamang population (8.000 inhabitants and 1.500 students in total).

Dhuseni Primary School

Our presence in Nepal began in 2007 with the construction of the " Monaco School" in Dhuseni ( Buddha Mandir Primary School, Ree - 6). It is equipped with solar panels, showers and latrines. The local villagers themselves had asked for such a school. At its inauguration in 2009, 100 school children were provided with various school supplies and equipment. In 2012, an extension to host an additional class was funded by MAP. 

By the end of 2016 there were 74 pupils in the school, 39 girls and 35 boys.

Rigaon Secondary School

On 26th October 2011,HSH Prince Albert II laid the foundation stone for a new "model" building for the Ree Gaun Higher Secondary School, which is co-financed by MAP, DCI and the Monaco Namaste association. The School has 12 classrooms for nearly 300 students, a computer room, a laboratory, a library a teacher's room, the director's office and bathrooms.

After fixing major damages caused by the earthquake, we eventually completed building the secondary school at the end of December 2016.Afer over 5 years; the school is now functioning, to the great delight of Rigaon villagers and pupils. At the end of 2016, there were 357 pupils in the school, 166 girls and 190 boys.


On 25th April 2015, a terrible earthquake struck Nepal, particularly this region of Rigaon, which is also one of the poorest districts of Nepal. The School of Dhuseni was completely destroyed. The High School, on the other hand, which had been inaugurated the day before the earthquake in the presence of a large delegation of MAP and Namaste association, had to undergo major restoration works.

In 2015, MAP contributed in a post earthquake urgency aid: We bought iron sheets, blankets and polars

In spite of everything, the schooling of pupils could take place in makeshifts classes near the building. Finally, the 356 students could step in their new High School on 22th December 2016 to the delight of all. 

In 2017,MAP's major concern was the reconstruction of the Primary School in Dhuseni, in accordance with anti earthquake standards. With the approval of the geological study of ground stability, Udeep, our coordinator is keeping a close eye on the site, in order to have the new structure ready before the end of the year.


In March 2017,a member of the Board visited the site to estimate the requirements and make sure the building Company was professionally reliable. 






Recent activities


  • Reconstruction of the Duhseni school, work completion and bathrooms, 10.050€


In October 2018, Nancy Dotta and a group of 25 people, including a geologist, a pharmacist, teachers, architects and a journalists, went for a mission trip to Nepal. They have inaugurated the Dhuseni school and visited the High School.  

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