Headmaster and Peon Keep the Hope of Education Alive

Community Correspondent Ashit Rai faced many problems while he was at school. A dedicated student, he always found it frustrating when his classes were cancelled or cut short because there was no teacher.

Now, determined to make sure that the next generation doesn't face the same problems he did, Ashit has made a video highlighting the problems faced by the students at the Sarnadi School in Balarampur District, Chhattisgarh.

The academic fate of 97 children has been placed in the hands of one headmaster and his helpful peon. Between the two of them, they teach the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. To keep an eye on all the students, often all three grades sit in one room and classes run simultaneously.

To add to this burden, the headmaster has to often make official trips to the block office or is forced to travel because of election or population census duties. The peon of the school, Mr. Lalit Kumar Dube echoes the concerns of the students at their inability to cope with the workload. He says:

"When the headmaster has to go away I step in to support him. We definitely need more teachers and without further delay as the children's education is suffering."

Ashit plans on taking this video to the block and district level offices to help bring teachers to this school. We'l be sharing the updates on this story with you soon.

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