Monday, 1 December 2008
moving school - Arpora village, Goa, India
The moving school is an initiative funded by the Danish Government in Southern India in support of children of migrant workers. The schools are simple in design, built upon truck bases, with bamboo walls and a chalk board the school employs a teacher who speaks the children's home language. They offer a foundation stage education for children who would otherwise find themselves living on the streets during the daytime while their parents are at work. Often finding themselves in unfamiliar villages and towns and invariably in states far from their home, the children find it very difficult to settle into local schools. The moving schools can do just that, they are able to follow the children and their families when they move on from one workbase to the next.
Posted by Paul Clarke at 21:38