Monday, January 16, 2017

Young Student + Madrasa, Shamli District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2016

A few months ago we presented the idea of a school to this circle, and four weeks later two dozen people came together to help fund it. My thought was that depending on my friends to support two schools was enough, yet the story of this third school touched so many people.

With this in mind I present this young student, for she will be attending the new school established by Nirvana Bodhisattva and his wonderful team at Nirvanavan Foundation. She attends classes presently in the village's madrasa, learns to recite the Koran beautifully and in a safe environment.

Nirvana aims to establish a full curriculum in coordination with our hosts in the community, for they presented the idea to us initially. What is so beautiful about this collaboration is that all want to do the right thing, all want to reach out across the sectarian aisle for the sake of the community's children.

So I salute the two dozen people having come together for the sake of this young student, as well as all of her friends from the village.

Note: This image was made with a Sony RX100M3.

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