About Katunge Village
Katunge Village Ward 9 is located in Dhading District, stretching 100 kilometers away from the capital, north of Kathmandu in Nepal. After taking a bus to the town centre of Dhading mountain district, you need to walk for at least 3 hrs to the destination. There are about 500 people staying in the village. The villagers are originated from different castes. The castes include Brahmi, Chhetri, Newari, Gurung and Magar。90% of the families depend on their own farms as their means of living. About 50% of the farmers’ lands produce food which only last them for half a year. The farmers will have to make use of the remaining half a year to work as labourers, even in Kathmandu or India, to help sustain their cost of living.
One of the main difficulties that the villagers face is education. Most of the women are Illiterate while the men usually study till primary school level. Even if the parents know the importance of education, the huge cost of education (i.e. 3 000 Nepalese Rupee)is not an amount that an average family can afford. Many children, though love to study and learn, are not able to do so due to financial constraints.
In order for the children to get out of the “poverty circle” via education. The sponsorship programme was started in year 2005. The Future Village had visited the school and families with financial needs, offering this sponsorship programme to hardworking children.