Educating kids

poor but proud - this woman wants to teach her kids
India
August 5, 2012 7:45am CST
See this woman, who is sitting on abandoned railway track with her kids and teaching them; she cleans the railway platform under a contractor; the kids clean floor of air-conditioned compartments; the passenger give some money for this; this is so common here. [b]The woman says my kids attend evening school in near our home; I want them to be educated and do job in office. [/b] [b]I salute this woman, I honor her opinion. Have you ever met anyone like her? [/b] Please share your valued opinion on this story. Kalyani August 5th 2012.
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12 responses
@srisahara (4161)
• Indonesia
23 Oct 15
In my country, I have never seen anything like it. I applaud the role of a mother with persistent teach their children to have a better future. I found in my country there are many beggars who beg for money on the economy-class train. Many of the passengers feel uncomfortable so the government set to ban beggars on the train.
@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
8 Aug 12
Education is something that is very important so that the next generation will have better opportunities than our generation has had. Now, I won't go to the extent of saying that our family is poor because we aren't, but there certainly are a lot of people that are much better off than we are. However, I know that I want my children to be able to have a life that is better than the life that I have had. I have worked with both of them at home since they were preschoolers and now that both of them are going to be in school this year, I will still work with them at home because of the fact that working with them at home does give them an advantage for later in their lives.
• India
7 Aug 12
It is sad and highly painful to note after so many years of independence in our country, woman's plight is so horrible.There are many in similar position and our social service organisations should take up the women's cause seriously and do something to ameliorate the plight of the helpless and neglected and suffering. I admire her determination to educate the the children and bring them up.
@hsofyan (3452)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
6 Aug 12
One day, I had to stop at a roadside shop, to patch a leaky tire. I was surprised when the repairs were done by an old woman. With shame, I helped. The old woman was forced to continue her late husband's business, to survive and educate their children. Now the children at the university, and each has a laptop. While the old woman still does the job get the tire on the roadside. I hope the kids understand the struggle of their parents, and always respectful and kind to parents.
6 Aug 12
Great people. Just bought tears in my eyes. These are the people for whom a nation can be proud of. And I would like to take my time out to say Thanks to my mothers and all mothers throughout the world who gave sleepless nights, their love , time and prayers to see us at the positions we are right now. Thank you mom!
• India
6 Aug 12
I never see the woman like this. Her dedication is appreciable. But sometimes it is dangerous sitting the tracks. So she may change the place.
• India
6 Aug 12
Kalyani mam, good to hear about this lady and her kids, really they are deserved for our appreciation, even though they are poor, they are working hard and making money for their studies and learn lesson in the free time.
@nadi333 (101)
• India
6 Aug 12
hi kalyani ji First I want to thanks for bringing such a wonderful story and thoughts of a poor mom to light, being in problem she is thinking of her kids to become good persons in life is really good thought.I m pleased to know this as I have always being interested in such stories coz one day I really want to bring a big change in poor children's life by providing them an educated life as well as all basic facilities. I'm against the child expolitation to a great extent and want to stop this soon, yes, I know one lady who works very hard at other's places to give her child a well educated life and she also struggle alot to send her child for tutuions as she is not educated so she wants to send her child for tutions so that he can clear his doubts and can study more nicely. I really appreciate such womens, who being poor unerstands the importance of education and they'll definately one day bring the poverty and illiteracy rate down in India
• India
6 Aug 12
We are in wholesale and retailing business of bed sheets and other handicrafts. There is a lady who works here. Her husband expired many years ago. She lives with her only son. She works extremely hard, just so that her son receives higher education. Now her son is preparing for medical exams. I really salute to that lady's hard work and appreciates her understanding on the value of education.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
5 Aug 12
Hi, I have not met anyone like this but I do admire the woman. She is doing good for her kids. Wish all her hard work pays off and all her dreams come true. have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
hello kal, i was trying to add a comment to the picture but it would not go through. so am making it my response here. i know of a few too but since we dont have trains here, i see them in carts. small carts they use for hauling garbage and selling them in scrap dealers. the carts stop by below posts with lights and that is where the children are taught and helped by their mom. lucky are the children with moms who value education. i hope they learn about the importance of it too. have a nice day. ann
@Mashnn (4503)
5 Aug 12
I have not meet anyone like her but I do really admire her dedication and determination. It just shows how far people can go to make sure that their children get the best of every situation. I salute her too.