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This Mobile School Has Taught Over 200 Slum Kids How To Read, Write And Do Math

What an idea.

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Kolkata-based NGO Help Us Help Them started an initiative called "Kalam Library On Wheels" to help educate slum children.

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The bus runs six days a week, starting at 7 a.m., stopping for two hours each in five localities to teach underprivileged children.

Running through five localities in north and south Kolkata, the mobile school is a concept based on late President APJ Abdul Kalam's philosophy that every child should have access to a library.
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Running through five localities in north and south Kolkata, the mobile school is a concept based on late President APJ Abdul Kalam's philosophy that every child should have access to a library.

The initiative has been running for the past three years, has a library of around 75 books and has educated over 200 students.

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Of these, at least 20 are already in mainstream schools in Kolkata.

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The classes include English, math and general knowledge, with 45 minutes every day dedicated to just reading.

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"We have teachers who visit slums and go from door-to-door to convince parents to enroll their children with our bus," one of the teachers, Pamela Upadhayaya said.

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Those who want to donate to the cause can look them up here.

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