Vinayak Shiksha Niketan co-education School established
in 1989, registered with the District Education Office, Bhaktapur,
Ministry of Education, Nepal Government, aims to combine the best of
their traditions and cultures with the best of current educational
practice for around development of its students.
The school principal Mr. Surendra Bikram Prajapati of Thimi has started
this school with proper guidness by local social worker a founder Mr.
Ganesh Ram Prajapati, Ratna Keshari Prajapati and Kailash Bhakta
Pradhanang to educate the local children at affordable fees and offering
scholarship and sponsorship. This is non-government school and funding
comes from fees and endowments, not from government. The school is
genuinely independent and free to decide what is in the best educational
interests of the pupils. It is located in the middle of historical town
Thimi, 9 kilomiter east of Kathmandu and 3 kilometers west of Bhaktapur.
The school has more than 800 students from Thimi and surrounding areas
and provides free transportation service who come from nearer villages.
VSN School promotes and encurages its students to maintain traditional
local culture and customs through singing, music and dance. Students and
teachers perform traditional dances to a traditional drum accompaniment
at many local functions and festivals. Other active groups within the
school are a scouting movement for girls and boys, and Eco-Club which is
involved in school and community activities such as conducting a rubbish
collection project in nearby streets and campaign different awareness
programmes regarding environmental issues. The Club is currently
monitoring the progress of some goats donated to needy local families by
one of Australian volunteer teacher Brenda Hazalwood a few years back.
As school students actively participate in community functions, and the
school has been honored for its participation and support of poor
students as well as disabilities.
This school also uses international sponsorship to assist poor local
people in affording education for their children. As well as the school
welcomes international and local volunteers to share theirs experiences
and ideas with students and teachers. In this academic year 2006, there
are all together 52 staffs including 7 non teaching staffs working in