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33 slum kids open a new chapter of life

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUNIL THAPLIYAL
Published : Oct 26, 2018, 1:19 am IST
Updated : Oct 26, 2018, 8:13 pm IST

Their classes take place from 3:30-5:00 pm in the evening on Monday and Tuesday every week.

Kailash Satyarthi
 Kailash Satyarthi

NEW DELHI: With a message to propagate education of underprivileged children, the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), in affiliation with the American Embassy School conducted a test of 52 children from Sanjay Camp, a slum locality in Chanakyapuri.

Thirty-three children were selected for different levels in the school for learning the English language skills. Moreover, a bus has also been arranged by American Embassy School for their pick and drop facility.

Their classes take place from 3:30-5:00 pm in the evening on Monday and Tuesday every week. A bus arranged by American Embassy School picks and drops them. Following are the interviews of three children what they feel about life and their future ambitions.

Pratima (9) studies in Class IV at Navyug School. She studies in the American School at English Speaking Level: III. Her father is no more. Her mother works as a maidservant in Moti Bagh and takes care of the family. She is the youngest of her five siblings. Her life has changed a lot after going to the American school to study English language and now her dreams have got wings to fly. Now she wants to become a doctor and does not like her mother working as a maidservant in other people’s house.  She watches TV and wants to speak fluent English like other people.

Deepak, (9) studies in Class Vth at Bapu Dham School. He is enrolled at Level V at the American School.

His mother Sushila is a housewife and father Devi Lal is a driver. Deepak is pretty excited about studying in the American school for learning English.

The exposure has given a new kind of confidence in his demeanour.

“After completing my studies, I want to join the Army and serve my country. I am open to even becoming a doctor and serve society. I wish to serve the poor,” the nine-year-old surprises all by his maturity.

Aryan (8), studies in NDMC Bapu Dham in Class IV, studies in Level III in American school. His mother Shashi Bala is a housewife and father Pappu Rai is a driver.  

Aryan wants to become a scientist or an astronaut. He wants to build houses for the poor after completing his education. He wishes to build rockets and aeroplanes.

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