Shillong, Dec 15: Concerned that children are deprived of access to education for 12 years in Domiasiat, a village known for its uranium deposits, the Presbyterian Youth Today, International Network have decided to rebuild the school at Domiasiat, South West Khasi Hills.
The school will be named “Spility Lyngdoh Langrin Memorial English School” after the anti-uranium activist, late Spility Lyngdoh Langrin.
Member of the construction committee of the organization, Powell Sohkhlet said that the school established by the government was closed down in 2007 after the residents opposed uranium mining and a teacher who also opposed uranium mining was also arrested.
“The aim of setting up a school there is to provide education to children”, he said.
Chairman of the Construction Committee of the organization, Bremley Lyngdoh said that a school established in the year ’80s was closed down by government authorities.
“Basic human rights of development have been taken away from them”, he said adding that basic rights of development, access to education and health.
He said that the construction of the school will be a pilot project and if successful, it will be imitated in other adjoining areas also. The school will be constructed at a cost of Rs 8 lakhs and will start with a Lower Primary school.