“When I saw books in the poor little hands and not begging bowls, I turned hopeful for better India.”
This is the reality which is growing fast in our society. The credit for this goes to young groups and social activists who are helping the poor children in getting an education.
Today, youngsters have turned smarter in every way. They not only think for themselves, but also for others. The system of street education started by social activists, including youngsters, is bringing a tremendous change in society. Poor people who can’t afford education for their children could massively benefit from this system of street education.
As per the latest calculation, India’s literacy rate is 74.04%. These numbers could be increased by the consistent efforts of each and every individual. For this reason, a very young group in Nagpur has started an education mission in which they are making a sincere effort to teach children in slums and people living on footpaths. They know that the development of future generations does not depend on being competitive, but on stepping forward together towards success. Such youngsters want education to reach every household. They run a Sunday class for the poor children with the name “Sunday ki street-shala”.
We can’t forget the active contributions of well-known social activist Malala Yousafzai who proudly said that “one child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world”. Following this leader’s path, the youngsters are leading the change. Their one and only goal is to teach the children of the streets. The Nagpur youngsters follow a routine schedule of educating the children every Sunday. They keep a track of their performances and learning.
It is obvious that the children on the streets find it very useful and helpful. Their parents are also very happy about seeing their children excel in the field of education. Every parent’s dream is to see their child make progress in life. These poor parents who can’t afford education for their children see it as God’s gift to them. They are very much thankful to the youngsters who have considered them an active contributor to the development of society. Street education is playing a big role in educating India.
The social activists work sincerely and without any expectations in return. Their sole motto is to eradicate social problems. When education reaches every corner, then the problems like poverty, unemployment, health, crimes would be reduced at a great extent.
To support the youngsters in their good work, their parents should also join and help them. These youngsters are prone to facing many problems while delivering lessons on the streets. They may be chided by locals, may suffer humiliation at the hands of passers-by, may have to face climate effects or they may have financial issues. All these kinds of troubles may break their inner desire and resolve to spread education everywhere. The support of parents and society would encourage these youngsters and social activists to participate actively in the developments of affected social groups.
In conclusion, I must salute the social workers for bringing a ray of hope in the society living in darkness. My only words to them are, “keep on doing the good work and whenever you stop, always recall why you started”.