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Education for Tribal Children Courtesy of Illiterate Tribal Farmer

There is only one primary school, in Pisayta village, which caters to the children of some 25 villages in a remote area in Vadodara District, Gujarat. It is difficult for tribal children from the interior villages to travel there to school every day.

Five years ago, Vechan Bhil, a tribal farmer living in Pisayta, came up with a solution. He decided to share his house with the children, and provide free food and tuitions, too.

Since the teachers at the school are often absent, a graduate from a neighbouring village comes to help the children, presently 55 in number, with schoolwork and homework, for free. Other villagers help too, giving what they can.

Vechan, though illiterate himself, has realised that education is the key to changing the lives of the tribals, and he is trying to ensure that their children get some education.

4 comments:

Ugich Konitari said...

Kudos to Vechan. And how strange is it, that those that have the least often ensure that needy others get the most. Of course our leaders will never learn this. Which is why education today is a mess.

Vinod_Sharma said...

These are the real heroes of India. An illiterate man realises the value of education, as does the politician. That is they the former above has responded in the manner that he has and the latter has been responding in the manner that has ensured his own empowerment with minimum effort.

BK Chowla, said...

Vachans in India can bring about a change.
Such examples must be highlighted by the media so as for to others to learn from and some illiterate-non caring-insensitive- corrupt- politicians that there is life beyond making money by corruption.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

The path towards education far far away But where there is a will, there is a way - someone said And they implemented. Claps.
Lots-n-Lots of love.

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