For this teen, teaching slum children is a mission | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jan 25, 2017-Wednesday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

For this teen, teaching slum children is a mission

india Updated: Jul 09, 2012 00:39 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
Highlight Story

When most of the children prefer chatting with friends or studying, this 15-year-old Class XI student is on a unique mission. For the last six months he has taken up a noble cause of educating slum children of the city.

Ajay Singh used his summer vacation in teaching slum kids in Prem Nagar. He teaches 50 kids in the age group of four to 12 years. Besides teaching, he sensitises them about the environment. His class started at 11.30am to 2.30pm during the holidays. But during school days he teaches these kid on weekends.

"When I go to school I come across many children who are deprived of their fundamental right, which is education. My journey started from here. It began as a sympathy but has now become a mission," said Ajay Singh.

Aspiring to be an engineer, Ajay knows that this is a crucial period and he has to score well to get into a good engineering college. But he feels that with time management he can balance both.

Ajay has a good academic record. Besides teaching he loves playing basketball and chatting with friends.

According to Ajay he could not have managed this without the support of his parents. "One cannot be considered a brilliant by just scoring good marks. We need to sensitise our children about social issues. I am happy that my son has taken up this noble cause before me guiding him," said SS Rawat, father of Ajay.