Some miscreants set on fire to “Kunderpara Gana Unnayan Academy” high school building in the mid night on 26th January, 2017. As a result the school building along with furniture, education materials and important documents are totally damaged. Presently, classes are going on in the school field in makeshift made with flood shelter materials and education is being hampered.
Here it is mentionable that Kunderpara is an isolated island (char) in the Jamuna & Brahmaputra river which is 16 kilometers north-east from Gaibandha district town. As there was only few primary schools, so there was less opportunity of education for children here. Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) constructed a flood shelter here after the flood of 1995. Afterwards GUK started 3 years long 9 Non Formal Primary Education (NFPE) centers in this area for deprived and school dropped out children where a total of 297 children got opportunity to receive primary education. However, as there was no secondary school, there was no scope for these children to receive further education after completion of primary education. Parents of these children then demanded for secondary school so that they can continue their children’s education. In this circumstance, GUK established this secondary school in 2003 with own finance on the flood shelter in Kunderpara with the support of community people. Presently, a total of 597 students from Kunderpara, Batikamari, Hashdhara and Kharzani islands are studying in the school. Since the establishment, a total of 150 (male-90, female-60) learners completed secondary education from the school and receiving higher education in different institutions and many are doing job. Moreover, 77 students are taking part in this year’s SSC exam.