My Story: This 16-Year-Old Works At A Signal And Dreams To Teach Every Kid So That They Don’t Have To Beg

The Logical Indian Maharashtra

March 6th, 2017 / 5:58 PM

He Works At A Signal And Dreams To Teach Every Kid

“Once when I was 5 years old, my mother said she wasn’t hungry and served us dinner. She watched us eating with a big smile on her face and went to sleep after drinking some water. I knew she was hungry, but there wasn’t enough food for all of us — that was the first time I decided to start working. Since then I’ve sold books and flowers at the signal because I don’t want to see my mother go to sleep hungry ever again.
I realized slowly that I can’t spend my whole life selling things at the signal and the only way to move forward was to try and educate myself. I joined Signal Shaala and started attending classes for the first time in my life at the age of 16. I work 8 hours a day at the signal, attend school for 4 hours and then go home and do my homework. It’s ironic that I’ve sold books all my life but I couldn’t even read the titles. Now, late into the night I’m trying to read more than just a few pages of these books…and I can’t explain the feeling of finally understanding letters and words. Someday I dream of becoming a teacher — I dream of the day when there are no children working at signals, but they’re all in classrooms where they can finally dare to dream.”





Source: Humans Of Bombay


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Meghna Kuhu Story

My Story: “I Saw A Kid Staring At The Ferris Wheel, He Didn’t Have Money Or Courage To Go Up”

Vidisha Punetha Story

My Story: She Came To City To Beg, There Are Many More Like Her Who Are Abandoned By Their Families

Operation Dreams: J&K IPS Officer Coaches Civil Service Aspirants Free Of Cost To Fulfill Their Dreams

This Gurgaon-Based Techie Travels 720 Km Every Weekend To Teach Kids In His Village In Uttarakhand

My Story: Every Start-Up Or Company We Have Heard In Recent Years Wants To Change Lot Of Lives, But Are They?

Transgender

My Story: I Have A Master And My Daughter Is A Graduate, We Beg At Traffic Signals To Survive

Latest on The Logical Indian

Awareness

Why Does India Still Allow Politicians To Contest From More Than One Constituency?

News

Worrying Sign: India Slips 2 Places In Press Freedom Index, Ranked 140 Out Of 180 Countries

Awareness

Corporate India Reeks Of Caste Preferences: Study Reveals Corporates Consider Caste > Profits For Mergers

Get Inspired

Menaka Guruswamy And Arundhati Katju – Advocates Who Fought For LGBTQ Are On Time’s 100 Most Influential People

Get Inspired

Menaka Guruswamy And Arundhati Katju – Advocates Who Fought For LGBTQ Are On Time’s 100 Most Influential People

News

Delhi: Hacker Disguised As Retired Army Personnel, Robs Online Buyer Of Rs 2.5 Lac

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.