Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk has inaugurated a Resource Centre at the Madrasa Shahabjia Secondary School in Biratnagar which has been established with Australian funding.
Inaugurating centre, Ambassador Volk said that social inclusion underpins all Australian development activities in Nepal and the Australian Embassy is pleased to support expanded learning opportunities for girls and boys from the Muslim community in Biratnagar.
“In Nepal, as in Australia, diverse ethnic and religious communities live side by side. Equal access to education, and equal opportunity in all areas, encourage social harmony and national prosperity. It is vital that girls and students from traditionally marginalised communities are able to achieve equitable learning outcomes.” She said.
The Resource Centre, established through Embassy’s Australian Alumni Public Diplomacy Fund, was conceived by Australia Awards alumna, Shehnaz Ansari. The Centre is equipped with a library to encourage good reading habits and support understanding of different cultures and geography.
During the event, the Ambassador congratulated Ansari, representing the Association of Nepalese Alumni from Australia (ANAA), for ANAA’s success in promoting networks and friendship between Australia and Nepal.
Source : TRN,