There are presently four different grade levels at Matepani. Students are placed in classes according to skill level and the age at which they enter the monastery.
Each class has assigned captains. The role encourages leadership and responsibility among the students. Captains make sure students do their work and arrive on time to class.
With many monks coming from different socioeconomic classes and backgrounds, having a "point person" for each level helps create a family atmosphere at the monastery.
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