Opening the New Building of The Green Lion Kindergarten
February 26, 2020
The Green Lion
How it all started…
Green lion kindergarten was established in 2018 with the goal to support underprivileged children from the local community. The children who are studying here are mostly the children of workers. We not only facilitate the education of children but also provide free education, stationery, lunch and support what they need inside the kindergarten.
When we first started the kindergarten it was located in our environmental friendly Bottle House and there were only 4 or 5 kids. Over the years, with hard work and support from the wellwishers and our visitors, our education system improved and we got more than 20 kids studying in the Kindergarten. At the kindergarten, we had only 2 classrooms and there was not enough space to accept more than 20 kids. Due to lack of space, we had to deny admission for many kids.
Our dedication and passion to support the education of the community-made us to realize that we could do more. So we decided to build s separate building for the kindergarten in May 2019. We started construction work aiming to complete it by December 2019. We were able to achieve our goal and complete the construction as planned thanks to all the kind individuals helped us in various ways.
With the addition of the new facility, the Green Lion Kindergarten now can accommodate 50 kids every year. The building has 3 classrooms and an outside playground for the kids.
A grand opening ceremony was organized with the help of the Green Lion Nepal team along with the participants. Chief guests, other guests, Guardians of the kids, Green Lion team, participants as well as members of the community were invited.
At first, we distributed the badges to all the guests. After the batch distribution, the kids sang the National anthem and worshipped the god and goddess.
Director of The Green Lion Nepal Mr Rajesh welcomed everyone and requested our Chief Guest, Mayor of Tokha Municipality Mr Prakash Adhakari to inaugurate the newly constructed building and invited to observe the classrooms and the environment-friendly Bottle House. Our chief guest Mr Prakash Adhakari and the co-founder of the Green Lion Kindergarten Mrs Bandhana Shrestha jointly inaugurate the building.
The Inauguration ceremony was extended with performances of the kids on stage along with cultural dances from the Nepal Team members and performances of our participants.