Telangana DCP starts school to educate children of migrant labourers- The New Indian Express


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PEDDAPALLI : Throughout their lives, children are told that the world is their oyster and the future is theirs. However, due to various differences—gender, sexual orientation, caste, class, family income, religion, and access to education, among others—some have a greater say in what their future will be. Various studies have shown that education breaks the cycles of poverty and this is what the Ramagundam Police Commission is hoping for.

A number of brick kilns operate on the outskirts of Peddapalli, which has led to a number of migrant workers from States like Odisha coming to the town to earn a living.

Due to their poor financial situation, most of the workers cannot send them to school on their own, and instead try to tie their children to lend a hand at work. However, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ch Rupesh Peddapalli could not bear the fact that these children were following the same path their parents did and were turning to a life of poverty. Hence, the idea of ​​Dhruva School was conceived to provide basic education to these children so that they can fulfill their potential.

While one would assume that a school for workers’ children would have only the most basic facilities, the DCP has ensured that adequate infrastructure is in place for the children to go out and compete with the world. Digital classroom infrastructure was also installed to teach students in Odia and English with audio-visual aids. A Dhruva school in Gourdeddipet, located on the outskirts of the district headquarters, was started on a pilot basis on Tuesday.

With the help of the owners of the brick kilns, the Police has also appointed a teacher. DCP Rupesh regularly monitors the condition of the school and the needs of the students.

Unlike other working schools, Dhruva is different because it has better facilities to motivate children to learn. “We have implemented an audio and video system to play rhymes and other visual teaching methods to attract children to spend more time in school,” Rupesh told TNIE.

The school also has a lot of support from Ramagundam Police Commissioner K Chandrashekar Reddy, who gave directions for setting up the school. He has even suggested that owners of brick kilns in other areas come forward and set up Dhruva schools near their respective areas.

The Police Department will continue to monitor the functioning of the Dhurva school, he said, expressing hope that the idea would transform the lives of children. The department distributed blackboards, pencils, books and educational kits and uniforms to the children.

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