Kalika Milan Secondary School located in Chisopani, Besisahar – 2 of Lamjung District in Nepal is a Government school currently educating approx. 100 students. The school has been providing education level up to grade 10 with moderate facilities of practical labs. It currently has well-equipped computers for Computer Science studies and Science lab for Science subject. Though the internet has not yet reached the area, they do have electricity and fine mobile network signals in terms of technology. During our visit, we were amazed by how the students and teachers were collaborating together to reach up to the latest technology being equipped with branded i3 desktop computers and laptops. They also have initiated e-learning software applications for interactive learning, hosted in a local server using Linux. In the time being, they are on the verge of introducing another smart education system through the use of projectors and presentations.
Mr Bishnu, Principal and his co-worker Mr Ganesh, Accountant helped us a lot during our visit to the school. The travel also became an adventurous one. Although the private vehicle can reach up to the school premises, heavy rainfall in the past days had damaged the roads and it was not quite possible. It is a 2 hours walk, straight uphill from Gairi but unfortunately took us 4 hours to reach there. We had multiple rests after every 20 minutes walk. We also nearly went in the wrong direction where two senior citizens in a church there guided us towards the right direction and also gave us a place to refill our energy. The place is very peaceful and surrounded by many natural beauties, and you will find many cascades and rapids on your way. Kalika Milan Secondary School is at the height of 1,120 m whereas the walking begins from 580 m. In reaching such height, you will get a clear view of the surrounding hills and a slight view of Manaslu Mountain as well.
The Kyrios team organized a short session there to aware the students about the world of IT. We also managed to guide some of the staffs there about the importance of Information Technology and its growing demand for the new generation. We hope for the bright and successful future for the whole Kalika Milan family.