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Have you heard of a school which engages children to end child labour and has ‘plastic waste’ as its monthly school fee?

Albert Einstein, among the numerous groundbreaking and ingenious revelations, once quipped that “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school”. While his theory of relativity and the universal “E=MC^2” formula is probably mugged up in almost all Indian schools, the above quote is hardly followed by a few. Such is the state of Indian education system that more than 11 million adolescents were out of school in 2013 as per UNESCO report. Fighting poverty and stuck in a vicious cycle for existence, a lot of parents prefer to send their children to work rather than school and contribute to the household income. Indian schools, rather than adapting to the needs and challenges of such rural areas, continue with their operations unhinged. 

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