Nepal's oldest modern school that ushered in a revolution in education in the 20th century is now poised to bring in more sweeping social changes with the acceptance of a 13-year-old student, who was thrown out of a village school for being a transgender.
The Durbar High School in Kathmandu opened in 1892 when the then all-powerful Rana prime minister Jung Bahadur Rana decided to break away from traditional Sanskrit schooling for his children and give them an English education. In the beginning, only for wards of the blue-blooded , the school opened to the general public in 1902.
On Thursday, when Nepal celebrates Guru Purnima – Teachers' Day – 13-year-old Hem Baral (the name has been changed to protect the identity of the minor) will take admission in the seventh grade of the school after being forced to drop out of school in his own home district Bajura due to the incessant bullying of his classmates.
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