The dream of having our own school in Nepal emerged for two main reasons. First, because when we accompanied our children in school, we saw that, with very few exceptions, the methods of educating were old-fashioned. Students routinely suffered physical punishment. Teachers regularly used to beat, ferule, pinch and pull students ears and hair. Standing outside in the sun for forty-five minutes, exposed to the whole school, was a common punishment for those who did not respond correctly to two or three questions in series of forty.
A second reason for starting our school was the embarrassment that our youth suffered when they started to study. Many rescued girls had no opportunity to study before their rescuing or had studied for only a short time. When we enrolled them in school, they started in the early grades with children much younger than them. They were often teased and discriminated against by teachers and students alike.