It is a sad reality that many children from the village of Baarali in Udupi, India are dropping out of school because of how hard it is to get there in the first place. Apparently, going to school requires students to travel about 2 miles through the forest.
Fortunately, one kind-hearted school teacher decided to take action and deal with the problem. Because of his efforts, more kids from the village are able to continue with their education.
Not all heroes wear capes! This one teaches science and mathematics – and drives a bus!
Rajaram, who teaches at Baarali Government Higher Primary School, shared:
“There are no roads from the houses of the children to the school. There is a mud path through the forest and most of the girl students began dropping out as their families were scared of allowing their children to walk for a total of 6 km to and from school.”
Rajara later decided he’d do something about the problem and so he contacted Vijay Hegde, an “alumnus of the school who runs a property management company in Bengaluru,” reported SunnySkyz.
“Every week at least five to six students were not turning up. I called up one of our former students – Vijay Hegde and proposed the idea of buying a bus to pick up and drop the children,” explained Rajaram.
Eventually, Hedge and Rajaram decided to pool in some money and purchase a bus for the school. Moreover, Rajaram also uses his on money to pay for gas and vehicle insurance. And since they couldn’t afford to hire a driver, he volunteered to do it instead.
The teacher said in a News Minute interview:
“I live on the meager salary of a government school teacher. I could not afford to pay for a driver. Hence, I decided that I would learn how to drive the bus and do the task myself.”
Rajaram goes on four pick-up trips everyday to help students attend their classes.
According to Rajaram:
“The school starts at 9.30 am and I make sure that all students are on time. There are three teachers including me and a headmistress in our school. One of the teachers comes to school before the students from the first trip reach school. The teachers stay back in school until all the students are dropped off and I come back to park the bus.”
As a result, school attendance has increased from 50 to 90.
The teacher, however, doesn’t want to stop there and the next goal is to build a track so the children can participate in sports, too.
“I am thinking of constructing a fence around the school and also a track so children can practise sports. The problem is I don’t have enough money. I have reached out to the alumni of the school and asked if they will help. So far, there is money trouble but I am sure we will surpass that hurdle as well. The children will be motivated to attend classes if there are sports and other activities.”
What a good teacher! We hope this guy gets some love and support not only from netizens but from the Indian government.
Police Department Buys Ice Cream Truck To Give Away Free Ice Cream For Kids
Freeze! You have the right to remain frozen.
These days, cops have a terrible image – no thanks to those police officers who abuse their authorities and do bad things just because they can. Despite that, it is still heartwarming to know that there are still many good ones out there, doing their best to earn the public’s trust.
Case in point, the Pittsfield Police Department has launched a program called Operation Copsicle. Through the said operation, the cops are aiming to improve community relations by distributing ice cream to young children in their area of jurisdiction.
Aptly-named Operation Copsicle, the Piitsfield Police Department bought an ice cream truck to build better relations with the public.
Boy Sells His Toys To Pay For His Service Dog’s Treatment
He sold treats and lemonade, too!
While it is normal for children to keep their toys for various reasons, a 10-year-old boy did not have second thoughts about disposing his collection for one noble purpose: to save the life of his service dog. After all, for Connor Jayne, Copper’s life is far more important than the toys he has collected through the years.
Connor recently held a garage sale in order to raise funds needed for the pricey treatment of Copper after the animal has been diagnosed with Wobbler Disease, a disease of the cervical spine. As the tests and treatments of Copper dictate a high price, Connor hoped that he and his family can cough up the amount in order to prolong the life of the service dog, who has provided him service and emotional support whenever he suffers from his anxiety attacks and nocturnal seizures.
For Connor Jayne, there is no contest between Copper and his toys.
Filipino Christian Group Apologizes To LGBT Community During Pride Parade
They assured them of God’s love, too!
While some religions are less than kind in condemning members of the LGBT community, a group of Christians in the Philippines have reached out to what others label as an immoral group. During the recent annual pride parade organized by one of the country’s communities, the members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries did not only watch gay people march on the streets: They offered apologies, too!
They are straight, and they obviously don’t hate. In fact, members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries stood at the main entrance of the parade as they held signs offering apologies to members of the LGBT community for how other Christians caused them pain in one way or another.
It's never too late to say sorry.