Domestic Help Starts School For 60 Kids From Slums In Ranchiby The Daily Eye Team April 9 2016, 2:38 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 51 secs
Suchita’s mother met with an accident a few months ago, because of which she had to take up odd jobs to support her family. In January this year, she started a makeshift school with the help of another daily wage labourer, SikandarLohra. They started by visiting slums around the airport located in Hinoo area of the city, where they tried to convince parents that they should send their children to school. Residents who are rickshaw pullers, domestic helpers, daily wage earners etc. were initially reluctant about this proposal, but many of them agreed and started sending their children to the school that Suchita conducts on mats outside her house. In three months, 60 children in the age group of six to 14 years were enrolled in the school. The duo started with the help of many people who donated old books, registers, stationery, etc. They now plan to include children from all five slums in Saket Nagar area, and to ask the district administration for help.