Reaching India's most vulnerable children


In India the government has just passed a new bill promising free education to all children between the ages of six and 14. Needless to say many barriers must be overcome to make this law a reality for the five million children who don't go to school.

I was in India a month or so ago speaking to partners of the Karuna Trust about various education projects, including early years education to families with pre-school children and a project to provide schooling to the children of migrant brick kiln workers.

So I was very interested to read about an innovative bus school project which with the support of the UK's Department for International Development is reaching 200 of New Delhi's most vulnerable children - by taking education to their doorstep.

The video below explains how the bus school works, and gathers the views and dreams of students, teachers and parents.