Sharamsheel Vidyapith School, Gothatar
Schule für Schule Oberhaunstadt
By the end of February 2013 the number of pupils had gone up to 428. Only two years after its opening the school has already reached the limits of its capacity so that it will probably have to be raised by two floors in 2014. Up to 700 pupils are intended to attend the school once the extension is completed. So the board of the school committee suggested the purchase of a school bus as the pupils‘ homes are within a radius of up to 10 km and traffic facilities allow transport by bus. Second chairman Manfred Lindner was also asked to arrange for clearing the area right in front of the school building so that it could be used as a sports field or a school yard.
Manfred Lindner promised to consider all these matters favourably and include them step by step in future plans.
“School for school” is how people call the Higher Secondary School in Gothar in the Kathmandu valley. The Middle school Oberhaunstadt near Ingolstadt has been supporting the building of the school with events a nd bazaars for years and also has a partnership with the school in Gothatar. In the pictures you can see the progress of the building work in January 2010, the teachers and Christian Thumann of the Nepalhilfe Bei lngries giving letters from the school in Oberhaunstadt to the headmaster of the school.
The building of this school started in January 2008. The finished building was opened in November 2010. The number of classes in the secondary school will increase from 5 to 15, with more than 1000 pupils, in t he next years. Many pupils moved into their new classrooms already before the building work was finished.
The school was officially opened by Christian Thumann on 4th November. Not only local politicians but also MP Shankar Pandey participated at the opening ceremony.
In the meantime, the school is running in full operation with nearly 500 students and preschool children!