banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

school break

These boys from surrounding villages live at a local school, that’s the only way they can go to school regularly. They pay 2500 rupees a year for their schooling and boarding.

Ahwa-Dang, Gujarat, 24 June 2010. Fotoo -Teja

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11 comments on “school break

  1. Sharmi
    July 15, 2010

    ha ha awesome way to cool off :)

    • Banno
      July 17, 2010

      I know. Makes you want to jump in too.

  2. Eveslungs
    July 15, 2010

    wonderful picture . And its great that they are getting an education through some form of enforcement .They’ll appreciate it later in life

    • Banno
      July 17, 2010

      These children need to live at school, because their villages are far-flung, a lot of them are tribals. So this is the practical solution. Saves them a lot of ‘commuting’ every day.

  3. dustedoff
    July 16, 2010

    That first photo, especially, is a gem – love those bright ear-to-ear grins! :-)

    • Banno
      July 17, 2010

      dustedoff, they are having so much fun.

  4. memsaab
    July 20, 2010

    They don’t seem to mind their boarding and schooling!!! Lovely pictures :)

    • Banno
      July 20, 2010

      I’m sure they are happy kids. I didn’t visit the area myself, but Vivek said the school was really nice, run by a couple.

  5. Albert
    March 21, 2014

    I want to teach at that school, seriously; I’m sick of western educational bureaucracy. How do I contact them?

    • Banno
      March 22, 2014

      Albert, I don’t have their contact details, this was a photo taken while traveling by my husband. But if you are serious, there are many schools in India, which are looking for teachers/volunteers.

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