Every weekday, young students in a remote village located the Palghar district in Maharashtra would put on their uniforms, comb their hair and get ready for school. Some put on shoes, while some stayed barefoot.
And barefoot, they walked several kilometres every day, just to get to school. No wonder then, that after a few years of basic education, the children would quit.
This, until Dr Suwas, a Mumbai-based dentist decided to donate a cycle to them.
That’s all that took to transform a life of a student—one bicycle.
Dr Suwas, who could complete his education solely because his friends were willing to help him get to school from his home in a slum, understands exactly how underprivileged students feel when they cannot afford transportation.
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According to the NGO, Our Better World, Dr Suwas says, “One of the biggest transforming factors in a kid’s life is education, but how to get the students to the school remains a challenge. People are hard-pressed for even a few rupees. They cannot afford the bus fee or the rickshaw fee.”
And how has one bicycle helped the tribal students of Palghar? Check out the video to find out!
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)