Modern Model Residential School (MMRS) is the first flagship non-profit school Impact Schools has helped in building and supporting. The school was established in 2009-2010 by Impact Schools’ Founder, and its success gave rise to the idea of Impact Schools.
The school currently has slightly less than 250 fulltime students attending the school from Kindergarten to the Sixth grade. The school also houses 31 orphan students and students from extremely poor and vulnerable backgrounds at its hostel facility. The school has a solar power system to generate electricity for its computer lab with 20 laptops and for other energy needs. It takes 2 days by bus and 4 hours on foot to reach MMRS from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
MMRS has three admission schemes to admit students from different backgrounds: 1. Parents with some income sources have to pay around $150 on average for a child’s education, uniform, textbooks and all other expenses for a year, 2. Parents without income sources but families members at home who can volunteer need to volunteer for around 30 days a year for all expenses; and 3. Orphan students and students from critical family backgrounds either get scholarship to attend school or get free education and boarding facilities depending upon family situations.
MMRS also has social entrepreneurship projects to benefit local community and the students at school. The school has a vegetable farm, chicken farm and a bead-products project that employ local women and support the school.