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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:08 PM

 

The world needs more people like this.


Founder of a free school for slum children Rajesh Kumar Sharma, second from right, and Laxmi Chandra, right, write on black boards, painted on a building wall, at a free school run under a metro bridge in New Delhi, India. At least 30 children living in the nearby slums have been receiving free education from this school for the last three years.



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Reply The world needs more people like this. (Original post)
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
southernyankeebelle Apr 2013 #1
JaneyVee Apr 2013 #2
Paul E Ester Apr 2013 #3
Voice for Peace Apr 2013 #5
progressoid Apr 2013 #4
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2013 #8
DeSwiss Apr 2013 #6
Shankapotomus Apr 2013 #9
DeSwiss Apr 2013 #10
Shankapotomus Apr 2013 #11
rrneck Apr 2013 #7

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:10 PM

1. Does anyone know where we could send a small donation for this school?

 

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:11 PM

2. Inspiring, especially the last pic, the eagerness in the child's eye to learn.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:18 PM

3. Article on the school at huffpo

 

School Under Bridge In New Delhi Offers Free Education To India's Poor Children (PHOTOS)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/school-under-bridge-in-ne_n_2233019.html?utm_hp_ref=good-news

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Response to Paul E Ester (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:42 PM

5. thanks

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:25 PM

4. Is there a girl's school too?

When I saw these pics last year, I wondered where the girls are.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:19 PM

8. that was my first thought too. where are the girls??

and where are the people that care about that, here?






And NO, I am not detracting from this wonderful initiative on the part of the Free School teachers.
Remember, flamers: Asking about girls is not equivalent to man-hating militant feminism. (sorry I even had to add that, but I'm working on one nerve today, and I know how questions like this tend to go .... )

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:00 PM

6. K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:19 PM

9. For the past 22 years

he hasn't been able to improve the setting for his classes beyond under a bridge???

The local town officials, anybody with money couldn't manage to pool their resources, in the last 22 years, and throw this guy a shed to teach from?

This planet is sick.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:28 PM

10. Yes it is sick.

- Very sick.

The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around. That's a strange statement. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding - something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee - the cry is always the same - "We want to be free."

And another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we're going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demand didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence! That is where we are today.

Martin Luther King Jr. - "I've Been to the Mountaintop"
Memphis, Tennessee - April 3, 1968

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:44 PM

11. Amazing how you can get chills

from just reading his words. Imagine what it was like to hear him speak live.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:06 PM

7. That last pic...

How can we waste something like this and call ourselves human?

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