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Mobile Schools Bring Learning to Low-Income Kids

New Delhi's school on wheels is bringing education opportunities to India's slums.


If students can't get to school, school must come to them. That's the idea behind a UNICEF-sponsored project in the Indian capital of New Delhi that's converting old school buses into mobile classrooms. These retrofitted schools on wheels drive to the city's slums to pick up around 40 children at a time for two hours of lessons.

One of the teachers, Maushmi Baruah, told GulfNews.com that the program first identifies a slum and then takes "a survey as to how many kids are not going to schools." Organizers then organize a meeting for parents and get the kids, who range in age from 6 to 14, excited by "showing a documentary or a cartoon in our bus."

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