The school system in Nepal is structured into primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary schools and only primary school is compulsory.
Children start school in Nepal aged around 3-5 years old and the average time spent in school is only about 2-3 years. Most children never complete primary school.
If they are one of the few that go to secondary school, they have to take the national School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam, which is also known in Nepal as the "Iron Gate" because those few lucky to get past it are offered many opportunites.
With the first phase of the Jaladevi school renovation scheme completed (see below), the project now moves on to building two new class rooms. More
**14 July Update** Our new system is half way done. Shouldn't be much longer now. Three months ago we received 32 million fake sponsorship accoun.. More
Jaladevi primary school has now got a roof over its new classrooms (sorry for the poor photo!)... More