There are both private and state-owned schools in Nepal. The state schools are indeed cheaper, but the classes frequently have 50 or more pupils and the teachers are lacking proper training. These state-run schools are eligible for limited funding through the government, and this results in less than ideal teaching and learning environments. Conversely, only children from affluent families can attend the private schools that offer better and ideal learning environments. Moreover, families who have too little or no money are simply unable to attend school. Ultimately, this vast discrepancy in learning environments furthers the gap between the affluent and the poor. Thus, Moonlight strives to offer a viable alternative to the governments schools and expensive private schools.