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Kolkata

In Kolkata there is a large slum near Park Circus. The slum is around the train tracks and the people who live here live in appalling conditions. However these slums have received little or no publicity. Average monthly income of a family is around US$50 and the average home size is around 75sq. ft. Families range in size from 5-8 persons per household. Recognising the needs of the people here, around 13 years ago I set up a school called Park Junior School to help families educate their children. The school provides free primary education (a nominal monthly charge of US$0.50 is taken), free books, uniforms and medical help. Once children pass out of the school they are sponsored to other schools and then to university. My new project is to take pictures of these children

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Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: India
Copyright: © Shalini Nopany