SOS HERMANN GMEINER SCHOOL KAVRE

SHREEKHANDAPUR, PANAUTI-5

KAVRE, NEPAL

Introduction:

SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Kavre is a nonprofit institution. It is an appendage organization of SOS Children’s Village Nepal, which in turn is the Nepali Unit of SOS Kinderdorf International, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting destitute children in various ways.

Establishment:

This school was established in 1997. It started to operate informally from July 1998. The formal operation began after it was inaugurated by the then king Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev on 8 March 1999. In its first formal academic session i.e. 1999/2000, the school had classes from Nursery up to the fifth standard which made the total number of students..

Location:

SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Kavre is situated on the Banepa-Panauti Road at a place called Shreekhandapur of Panauti Municipality in the district of Kavre. This is about 28 km east of Kathmandu.

Assembly Affirmation:

In the morning assembly on every school day, the students pronounce the following which goes by the name ‘ASSEMBLY AFFIRMATION’.

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SCHOOL, OUR CULTURES AND OUR NATION. WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAINTAINING HIGH MORAL STANDARDS IN OUR LIVES AND WORKING HARD FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE HUMAN RACE. WE ARE GUIDED BY THE PRINCIPLE THAT ALL OUR FELLOW BEINGS DESERVE OUR LOVE AND RESPECT. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR PARENTS, TEACHERS, THE SOS ORGANIZATION AND ALL THOSE WHO HELP US FOR THEIR LOVE, CARE, SUPPORT, AND GUIDENCE.

Target students:

The children in SOS Children’s village Kavre and the communities around are given priority for admission. Although students of any socio-economic background can be taken in, generally the children from needy families are preferred.

Approach to education:

We value learning for life. Basically, we try to impart an education that will grow up as individuals with multiple skills and talents. This obviously means we teach students to promote the quality of their living and that generally do not attach that great significance to marks scored in exams. Also, we think that work assigned to students should be useful or purposeful rather than something to simply occupy students with.