Moanoghar Residential School, Rangamati      

General Education

Moanoghar Residential School

The school was set up in 1980 to provide education to the children sheltered in Moanoghar Children’s Home. The school obtained accreditation from the Secondary and Higher Education Board of Comilla in 1982. Before the creation of Moanoghar Residential School, students of Rangapani Catchment Area had to trudge 5-6 kilometres daily in order to go to the nearest school in Rangamati town.

The school has three main academic buildings. They are: the old academic building, the Douglas A. Campbell Academic Building and New Academic Building (North Block).

The school currently has more than 1,200 students, residential and non-residential, providing education from class primary to secondary levels as well as co-curricular activities. The students are from all ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), with distinct languages and cultures and so it is unique in terms of ethnic and cultural diversity in the entire CHT region.

The school is staffed with 39 qualified teachers and six non-teaching staff. A School Managing Committee (SMC) comprising of seven members is entrusted with overall guidance, leadership, monitoring and supervision of the school activities.

Residential Hostels

Initially Moanoghar was a children’s home to provide residential care and education to the orphans from across the CHT region. Over the years, residential facilities were extended to all disadvantaged children from different ethnic indigenous communities considering the dire need of their education in the hills.


Currently there are 12 residential hostels, known as Bhavans, on the campus. They house more than 700 students whose homes are too far from the school or who hare highly disadvantaged. These hostels are Karuna Bhavan A & B Block, Jnanashree Bhavan, Shanti Bhavan, Dipti Bhavan, Prajna Bhavan, Siddhartha Bhavan, Suhrid Bhavan A & B Block, Moitree Bhavan, Bimal Bangsha Bhavan and Bishakha Bhavan (for girls).


Each hostel has a tutor and an assistant tutor who look after the overall well-being and development of the children by carefully monitoring on a day-to-day basis. In addition there are two Superintendents, one for boys and one for girls.


Moanoghar Pre-Cadet School

This school, managed by a separate School Managing Committee (SMC) with participation of people from the community, is located on a small hill top nearby Rangapani village; it has a good reputation for education as well as sports. The land was donated by Moanoghar in order to offer education to children of the larger community and, as it is the only kindergarten school in the locality, there are more and more applicants. Currently about 200 children are enrolled in different classes from playgroup to standard V.