Free School Under A Bridge In India

Posted: March 26, 2013 in Random Gems
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I came across this yesterday and it gave me such an uplifting feeling, so I wanted to pay it forward by sharing it with you all. This is a picture of a free school for slum children under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, uses black boards painted on a building wall to teach at least 30 children from nearby poor villages free of cost for the last three years.

Sharma dedicates 2 hours out of every week day for this cause. He was forced to drop out of college due to financial difficulties, so he decided to start the free school in hopes of sparing these children the same difficulties he faced. After convincing their parents to allow them a 2 hour break from their work, he manages to keep them ahead of the school curriculum.


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  1. Tutti says:

    And I complain about the weather BLUSH 😉

  2. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing..

  3. Mancakes says:

    Wow. Just…. WOW.

  4. Mancakes says:

    Hey Robert, just a heads up that i did post regarding this story over on my site and gave you full credit for bringing it to my attention… hope that was okay!! 🙂

  5. shianwrites says:

    This surely puts things into perceptive, in case we forget. Awesome post. Thanks!

  6. RanuJanu says:

    They aren’t in it for the degree but hungry for the knowledge. The true beauty in education.

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