Independent Photographer. Stories for Guardian, ViceNews, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Asia, Carnegie Council, AlJazeera English, BuzzFeed, The Diplomat & more. Correspondent RFI. Previously World Health Organization. Founder - Loudbeetle.in, a start-up in Kashmir.
There are millions of children of primary-school age in India who don’t attend school. For some, school is too far away, others have to work at home and some can’t afford to go. But one man in the capital Delhi has been teaching any children who show up, and preparing them for state exams. Now other volunteers have started joining him to teach as well. Correspondent Ahmer Khan has been to visit his school.
Rajesh Sharma, a grocery store owner, has spent the last seven years teaching children under a bridge. Nearly 200 underprivileged children from neighbouring ghettos now come to the school, which is known as "Free School, Under the Bridge" and is located in one of the world's most polluted cities, New Delhi.
Published on Dear friends, after receiving a massive response from you globally on my story 'Free School, Under The Bridge', I have started a fundraiser (which many suggested) on GoFundMe for Mr Rajesh Sharma - who started the school under the bridge in Delhi, India for the slum children.