A School Under a Metro Bridge in Delhi by Simon de Trey-White
21st March 2014, Shakarpur, New Delhi, India. Rajesh Kumar Sharma (white shirt) talks with Ravi Kumari (9) and his family at their home on the Yamuna Bank during a home visit, with father Mr Baldev Saika (40, centre) and mother Bhuri (left), Sharkarpur, New Delhi, India on the 21st March 2014.
Ravi is a regular pupil at a makeshift school under a metro bridge near the Yamuna Bank Metro station in Shakarpur. Rajesh Kumar Sharma (born 01/02/1970), started this makeshift school in 2011. Six mornings a week he teaches underprivileged children for three hours while his younger brother replaces him at his general store in Shakarpur. His students are children of labourers, rickshaw-pullers and farm workers. This is the 3rd site he has used to teach under privileged children in the city, he began in 1997.
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