It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.
Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.
The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of many children playing at the site instead of attending school.
When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.
Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.
Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.
There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.
Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.
Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.
One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.
MORE PEOPLE LIKE THIS PLEASE
Here’s this week’s Art of Getting Started assignment:
Assignment 021: Write the subject of an email you’re afraid to send
Most of us have at least one draft email, either in a folder or in our head, that we’re too afraid or nervous to actually send.
Write the subject of that email here for the world to see. You don’t have to reveal any more details than that.
Maybe it won’t look so bad when you see it in public, and maybe this is the year to finally press send. What’s the worst that can happen?
Submissions can be viewed at: #taogs021
THIS REMINDS ME OF SOMEONE. HAHAHA