Students at a secondary school in Narok, Kenya
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Photo: David Gough/IRINA child looks out of a window from a bus that serves as a school in India
“Bus schools”, old school buses converted into mobile classrooms, are giving Delhi’s poorest children the chance to attend lessons, many for
the first time.
“It’s bad when we are told that we are an illiterate group and that we don’t know anything,” says Nishi, one of the children enrolled in the programme.
The distinctive buses are fully equipped with a variety of learning materials, including computers, television, books, DVDs and soft toys. They travel to selected points in the city, providing classes and basic life skills to an estimated 300 children for two hours daily.
The aim of the bus schools is to eventually enrol the children in formal education.