A young teacher is making a big difference by teaching children of construction labourers at an informal school on the Yamuna riverbed in Delhi
Arun Kumar | November 13, 2018 | Delhi
Most of them are children of migrants who have come to Delhi in search of work on construction sites or as casual labour. They live on the margins, in shanties hidden from the view of those who drive by on the vista-wide roads of the city, shanties at the end of beaten paths leading off through grass and scrub. And they do go to school, which for them is conducted under the pre-fab concrete structures used to build flyovers and elevated metro tracks. In small groups they make their way to an informal school on the Yamuna riverbed. There’s only one teacher and he works for free. But he’s making a big difference.
The wind blows right through their classrooms as Satyendra Pal, their teacher, puts them through the rudiments. Pal, who is studying for a mathematics degree, spends a few hours every day on educating these kids.
It’s a labour of love, and the fact that many children seek out this school shows that Pal’s work is not wasted.
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