School for Less Fortunate

07 November 2012

Arbeiterkinder besuchen eine kostenlose Schule unter einer Metrobrücke in Neu-Dehli, Indien. Die Schule ist von Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40) gegründet worden, der durch finanzielle Probleme nicht in der Lage war, seine eigene Schulausbildung zu beenden. Jeden Tag unterrichtet er zwei Stunden, während sein Bruder ihn in seinem Gemischtwarenladen vertritt.

Gemeinsam mit seinem Assistenten Laxmi Chandra unterrichtet Sharma täglich etwa 45 Kinder, deren Eltern er davon überzeugen konnte, sie nicht für Geld arbeiten zu lassen. Er will seine Schüler auf die Zulassung in öffentlichen Schulen vorbereiten und ihnen damit helfen, der Armut zu entfliehen.

New Delhi, India

Children of local laborers unroll mats before classes, at a free school under a metro rail bridge, in New Delhi, India.

 

The school was founded by Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40), who was unable to complete his own college education, because of financial difficulties. Every day he takes two hours out to teach, while his brother replaces him at his general store. Together with an assistant, Laxmi Chandra, Sharma gives lessons to around 45 children daily, having persuaded their families to free them from working to earn money. He aims to prepare his students for admission to government schools, and to equip them for overcoming poverty.

Los hijos de algunos trabajadores locales acuden a una escuela situada debajo de un puente ferroviario, en Nueva Delhi, India. La escuela fue fundada por Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40), quien no tuvo la posibilidad de acabar sus estudios a causa de problemas financieros. Cada día da clases durante dos horas, mientras que su hermano le sustituye en su trabajo en una tienda.

Junto con su ayudante, Laxmi Chandra, Sharma da clases a unos 45 niños cada día, tras haber convencido a sus familias de eximirlos de trabajar para ganar dinero. Su objetivo es preparar a sus alumnos para que puedan ser admitidos en las escuelas públicas y darles recursos para superar la pobreza.

Les enfants d’ouvriers locaux suivent des cours gratuits sous le pont d’une voie du métro, à New Delhi, Inde. L’école a été fondée par Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40 ans) qui n’a pas pu achever ses études secondaires pour des raisons financières. Chaque jour, pendant que son frère le remplace dans son épicerie, il prend deux heures pour enseigner.

Aidé de son assistant, Laxmi Chandra, Sharma fait cours quotidiennement à environ 45 enfants. Il a persuadé leurs familles de les dispenser de travailler pour gagner de l’argent. Il veut préparer ses élèves à l’admission aux écoles gouvernementales et leur donner les moyens de triompher de la pauvreté.

Figli di operai frequentano una scuola gratuita sotto un ponte della metro a New Delhi, in India. La scuola è stata fondata da Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40 anni), che non era riuscito a completare gli studi universitari per problemi economici. Sharma si prende tutti i giorni due ore per insegnare, mentre suo fratello lo sostituisce nel suo emporio.
 
Insieme all’assistente, Laxmi Chandra, fa lezione quotidianamente a circa 45 bambini, dopo aver convinto le famiglie a non mandarli a lavorare. Lo scopo è preparare gli alunni per l’ammissione alle scuole statali e di fornire loro gli strumenti per uscire dalla povertà.

Kinderen van lokale arbeiders bezoeken een gratis school onder een spoorbrug van de metro, in New Delhi, India. De school is gesticht door Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40), die wegens geldproblemen zijn eigen universitaire opleiding niet kon voltooien. Als Sharma lesgeeft, neemt zijn broer voor hem waar in de bazaar.

Samen met assistent Laxmi Chandra geeft Sharma dagelijks twee uur les aan zo’n 45 kinderen. Hij heeft hun familie overgehaald hen vrij te stellen van kinderarbeid. Hij wil zijn leerlingen voorbereiden op toelating tot een staatsschool en hij hoopt ze voldoende mee te kunnen geven om hun armoede te overwinnen.

Filhos de trabalhadores locais frequentam uma escola gratuita sob uma ponte da linha do metro, em Nova Deli, na Índia. A escola foi fundada por Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40 anos), que não teve possibilidade de concluir um curso universitário por dificuldades financeiras. Deixa todos os dias a sua loja durante duas horas para ensinar, enquanto o seu irmão o substitui no trabalho.
 
Juntamente com um assistente, Laxmi Chandra, Sharma dá aulas a cerca de 45 alunos por dia, tendo persuadido as famílias das crianças no sentido de que estas deixassem de trabalhar para ganhar dinheiro. O seu objetivo é preparar os estudantes para a admissão às escolas estatais e capacitá-los para superar a pobreza.

Location

New Dehli, India

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/500
ISO: 100
F-Stop: 1.4
Focal Length: 50 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Altaf Qadri
Nationality:
India
About:
Altaf Qadri was born in Srinagar, Kashmir and studied science at Kashmir University. He began his working life as a computer engineer, before taking up photography as a profession. Qadri grew up amid mass uprisings against Indian rule and witnessed many important events and incidents as a teenager. He was later sent to New Delhi, where his sister lived. When a friend gave him a camera, Qadri began to shoot and soon realized that the camera could become a witness along with him.
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