School at Dehradun's Police station
School at Dehradun's Police station

Dehradun: Here's why children come to this police station

ANI | Updated: Sep 05, 2018 14:18 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Sep 05 (ANI): The police station at Dehradun's Prem Nagar is different. What makes it unusual is, it houses a school for underprivileged kids.
The learning centre started with just a handful of kids but over the time it has become a success story of the region and now runs in two shifts with 51 students. Volunteers from a Non-Governmental Organisation teach the children who belong to nearby 'Nandi ki Chowki' slum.
Students get to learn a variety of subjects, including English, Mathematics, and Hindi.
Speaking to ANI, Station House Officer Mukesh Tyagi said that the volunteers from Aasraa Trust were looking for a place to start a school and approached the cops for help.
"The volunteers from the NGO and asked for a place to teach the kids, so we gave them a place here. It gave us satisfaction to help them and see these kids studying. Seeing the police helping the kids, the locals also extended their support. Some people make arrangement for the transportation, while some arrange for food for the kids," said Tyagi.
Talking about the initiative, Rakhi, a teacher at the school said that their main motive is to provide education to every child.
"We have in total 51 children; some of them have gone to their village for some days. The school runs in two shifts. We are planning to get more, and also provide them with a computer. We are also planning sewing classes for the older girls," she added.
The students in the school are optimistic and full of hope. While one wants to be a teacher, another one dreams of serving the country by joining the forces. (ANI)

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