April 18, 2019
Samata Shiksha Niketan also known as ‘Bamboo School’ provides education for 100 rupee a month equivalent to USD 1 to students from kindergarten to master’s degree in Nepal. Samata School has made international headlines for its affordable school fee as private school. School has been officially recognized by Guinness Book London as the ‘Cheapest School in the world’.
Samata Foundation runs the school which is chaired by Uttam Sanjel. The Samata School was instituted by Sanjel in 2001 with support from comedy artiste duo Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansha Acharya (MaHa). Samata started from Jorpati, Kathmandu with a concept of ‘education for all’, and now it has crossed the border reaching to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The foundation has been providing affordable school education and the Niketan is considered the world’s first cheapest school.
Nepali PM K.P. Sharma Oli handed the certificate to Uttam Sanjel in an event. On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli said the foundation has done a noble service to the children from poor families by providing them education for Rs 100 and expressed his happiness over this. He added that the foundation has shouldered the responsibility of the state. He said from this year on every school age child would be enrolled in school and appreciated Samata for playing important role in Nepal’s literacy campaign.