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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.

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 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.



Recent activities

2015 - 2017
  • The building of the Secondary School was completed after four years in April 2015, but the students could only step in the premises on 22th December 2016 due to the earthquake on 25th April 2015. Total budget : 280 000 Euros, financed by MAP, D.C.I. and Namaste. .
  • In 2015, MAP financed the equipment of High School computer room, laboratory and library.
  • In 2015, MAP provided post-earthquake assistance by purchasing metal sheets, tents, blankets and polar sweaters.
  • In 2017, our priority is to rebuild the school in Dhuseni with a new building that will respond to earthquake imperatives after receiving the "green light" of the geological study on soil stability. Mission in march 2017.
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