Australian students receive heroes' welcome in Nepal as they help rebuild classrooms

Canberra I June 19 2019 I ABC News Story

Staff & students with visiting Canberra Grammar School at the remote village of Banethok Syangja

Perched precariously on a steep hillside in the Himalayas, Shree Kalika School is proudly painted in a sunflower yellow.


But its cheery colour scheme belies the poverty within its walls.


The school of 143 students sits in the tiny village of Banethok, three hours bumpy drive from the nearest city, Pokhara, in western Nepal.


Banethok's low-caste population is poor — even by Nepalese standards. So when 17 Australian school children and teachers arrived by 4WD to undertake a massive working-bee, they were welcomed like local heroes.


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