Naziya, an Edu leader saves the day through her daily observations. Six months ago she noticed that four children had out of nowhere stopped coming to school. As days went by, this concerned her deeply and she decided to ask around among their classmates. This revealed that the children have moved to live in a locality named Parham, which was two kilometers away from where their school was located which meant they had to shift schools in the middle of the term due to the difficulty in commuting.
To check up on them Naziya contacted the parents who assured her that they were all for educating their daughters. However, they were anxious given that the Headmistress of the school had refused to give them a Transfer Certificate (TC) which meant that the girls wouldn’t be able to start in another school that was nearby any day soon.
The Edu-leaders promptly decided to step in and talk to the Headmistress. However, given that the transfer was in the middle of the term and strict regulations had to be followed which meant ensuing complicated processing, the Headmaster stuck to the previous decision and refused to follow through with the TC. Nonetheless, Naziya refused to give up on the prospect of good education for these girls and kept thinking of numerous options that would give a positive output, when her attention fell on the address of the Headmistress who herself came from Parham. But that didn’t pan out as she came by a two-wheeler with her son and couldn’t bring two more girls in the vehicle. However, she suggested the school cook, as she too lived in Parham. The edu-leaders decided to talk with her and she replied positively stating that she would bring the girls in with her to school every day.
The parents were informed of the new development and were pleased to be able to send their daughters to school every day, given that they were already behind on a few weeks of schooling. They now go to school every day and the edu-leaders, especially Naziya are doing their best to get them back on the fast track to learning and all the efforts finally paid off.
Naziya is an edu-leader in Munger, Bihar. Shruthi works with Tata group. She is volunteering with i-Saksham to bring stories from the field to you.