Story Source: The Hindu ~ Go to Original Article
In the middle of this academic year, R. Kalai, 12, secured admission to Class VII in the Chennai Corporation School (CCS), Irusappa Street, Triplicane. Before joining the CCHS, Ms. Kalai had to drop out of a private school because her mother was unable to pay her school fees as her father had died a few months ago. Her mother, a resident of the Neelam Bashah Durgah in Triplicane, says her daughter’s interest in studies improved significantly after her enrolment in the CCS.
Isravel, the resident who guided the student in transferring from a private school to a Corporation School, says many children in such neighbourhoods were still out of school. “Around 50% of children below the age of 14 in areas such as Neelam Bashah Durgah are out of school. Some of the students have started joining the CCSs now, which have improved steadily in the past few years,” said Mr. Isravel. CCSs offer education free of cost……………………..