For seven-year-old Jhamu of Kamathwara village in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, Vishwanath Jadhav is his only window to the world. Jadhav is a farmer who also doubles up as a teacher for this remote tribal hamlet that has no connectivity to the rest of the country.
Jadhav is part of the single-teacher school concept of the Ekal Vidyalaya movement and provides Jhamu and 30 other boys and girls like him basic education in languages, science and mathematics to enable them to join the mainstream if they wish.
Ekal Vidyalaya, a parallel education system, is running a campaign for literacy.
And Jhamu is one of the 7,78,965 students getting free education through this system that caters only to the poor, underprivileged and marginalised who have no access to basic healthcare and formal schools. Read More >>