Hi, I am Ankit Raj, working as Gandhi Fellow in all government primary and upper primary schools at Mahuva block of the district of Surat, Gujarat.
The very basic fact is that "A good education system is formed only when parents stand behind teachers and teachers stand behind parents". Now, regarding this deprived community, the ground scenario is completely reverse and children are losing their golden days in the fight with this situation.
Living with those people in their place for 21 days and nights, I understood the situation and realized that parents are behaving in this way out of frustration, hopelessness, and poverty. Hence I decided to establish a center where children can go and learn something after or before school. After a lot of struggle, I developed the bus stand of Aamchak village to a learning center. The idea worked and children come and learn the alphabet, numbers, tables, counting, practice games, puzzles but due to lack of money, we cannot make it permanent.
I want to establish a small library for children in each community of entire Mahuva block. So that I can provide all children with an opportunity to have books in their hand after school and advance to a better life.
Manav, one of the students of class 6, wants to be a train driver, and I want to help all Manavs to turn their dream into reality.