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Submitted by Sarana Shrestha on
In a developing country like Nepal, it has a long way to go before it becomes economically advanced. There is a wide gap between public schools and private schools. Students who attend the public (government) schools are mostly from family who survive their earning working as maid/servants in the households. All students who attend private schools mostly come from high income earning family background. The inequality lies just right there between rich and poor with private and public schools. When I visited Nepal recently, I was quite impressed with the school named "Samata" school which charges a fee of Rs100 (US$1.42) only per month from kindergarden to 10th grade. This school was made entirely of bamboo. All students passed with distinction in the last batch in SLC exam (considered as School Leaving Certificate taken in 10th grade). This school runs from donations and funds provided by local business people and charitable organization and sometimes it becomes very difficult to compete with other private schools’ technology and resources. Samata School in Nepal is actually and in reality helping disadvantaged students by providing education for the betterment of their future and lives. Likewise, if private sectors can dig out and help these kinds of disadvantaged students internationally with proper policies and quality education world poverty can be reduced undoubtly.