Founding a rural tribal school in response to local demand: Sarvodaya Shishu Vatika and Sarvodaya High School – Jharkhand

K A Gupta, TNN (Ranchi), Jan 6, 2017

Sanjay Oraon, a resident of Toto village, 9 kilometers from Gumla has defied the rat race of his generation and started a school for the needy.

[…] He now runs the Sarvodaya Shishu Vatika and Sarvodaya High School on a plot owned by his father and struggling to give it a facelift. There are 300 children in Shishu Vatika and over a 100 students in Sarvodaya High School. “Initially there were very few children when I started the junior wing 3 years ago. But the number of students has increased now,” said Sanjay.
He charges a small amount as fees from the rural students but does not prevent them from continuing if they cannot pay as students from the surrounding as well as the remote forest villages come to study there.

“How can we throw such hapless kids from the school?,” he said. The schools have six teachers, mostly girls who teach in the junior section and qualified teachers for the higher section.

Source: Tribal youth a harbinger of hope for many – Times of India
Address: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/tribal-youth-a-harbinger-of-hope-for-many/articleshow/56366710.cms
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