Bajura kids miss out on school as seasonal migration starts

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“Out of 27 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Bajura, more than 5,000 people are settled in Pandusain, Martadi, Bichhiya, Kolti, Kotila and Bangdhu VDCs, high up in the mountains.
According to Chandra, the seasonal migration is both a compulsion and tradition for them.

This year, too, the children of Chandra Karki Bhote of this mountainous district will be missing more than four months of school as they have already set off for the plains in search of warmer pastures. The children will spend rest of the year selling their livestock to local businessmen.”

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