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Teach the Children

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Twelve-year-old Mohsin reads with his classmates at a World Vision supported study center in Meerut, India. The center provides extra study opportunities for children who have to work to support their families.

Worldwide, it’s estimated that 58 million elementary age children are not enrolled in school. Pray that they may yet have the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential through learning. 

Mohsin used to work at a book bindery, carrying books that he had no idea how to read. Now he’s in school, and books are some of his favorite companions. 

"I love my school books. I enjoy school. I like studying English the most, I enjoy Math and Hindi too.", says Mohsin. "I am very fine," he adds, showing off his English skills.

Mohsin studies in class 2 at Primary School Kanya in the city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh state. The school has 92 children with three teachers and a headmaster. 

“Before I would only work; there was no school,” says Mohsin. “I would wake up early and spend the whole day at work. I would carry books the whole day. My hands would hurt, I was always tired. I wanted to study, but I couldn't. I came back home and slept.”

Then Mohsin began to attend a World Vision study center where he felt loved and welcomed. “I made friends, I could speak to the volunteers; I felt comfortable,” he says. Attending the study center helped him learn to study so he could catch up with schoolwork.

“After going to school, I have started having dreams for myself. I feel I will be able to achieve them,” says Mohsin. He wants to be a policeman.

“I want to run and catch all thieves. I will run fast. But first I will finish school,” he says.

Photo©2017 World Vision, Mahima Shashank

 

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