Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wish Santhosh goes to school as well

The boy on the fish-cart is now back at school, thanks to The Hindu which published this photo of a school drop-out Nandakumar,  carrying a friend to school on his tricycle.
 Following the publication officials of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan tracked down the boy at his Chindatripet residence and persuaded his mother, a domestic help, to send her 12-year-old back to school. Education dept. officials have enrolled Nandakumar in a three-month bridge course, pending his admission in a regular school this academic year.
Near Kelambakkam on OMR we ran into Santhosh, another boy-on-fish-cart, helping his rag-picker brother Ramesh, who hasn't been to school either. Boys of school-going age can be found all over in the rag-picking trade.

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