Kids teach kids

In India, Babar Ali started teaching young students in his backyard in West Bengal when he was only nine. He played pretend school with neighbors; when the children starting learning and enjoying it, the school was formed in 2002.[i] Many families can’t afford to pay for school uniforms and books although no tuition is charged. Now 16, after going to school he returns home to teach 800 children: Home is a small thatched house where he lives with his three siblings and parents. Other volunteer teachers his age help him. Ali says the rod is spared in his school, he treats students like friends. Photos are available showing the students sitting on the ground.[ii]


[ii] Samarpita Mukherjee Sharma, “Babar Ali,” Youth Leader Indian Subcontinent,

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