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Published in the 1-15 Apr
2005 print edition of MG; send me the print edition
|Riot-affected children perform well in studies
Milli Gazette Online
Riot-ravaged Gujarat are enrolled in Mesco from 1st to 8th class. Among them are nine orphans who have lost both their parents in the carnage. Soon after the spree of violence that rocked Gujarat in 2002, the Mesco team of doctors rushed from Hyderabad and took up relief works. Most of the children are slow learners and some of them often show an aggressive side and quarrel among themselves. "Perhaps the traumatic incidents they witnessed could be the reason. We try to calm them through moral teachings," says Syeda Fakrunnisa, principal.
Not all the children at Mesco are from poor background. Some of the affluent families have also admitted their kids here as they still feel insecure in Gujarat. Interestingly, some families which have recouped after the riots have withdrawn their children from Mesco. Don't the kids get home sick? They do. Come Sunday they eagerly look forward to the phone call from home. Twice a year they visit their homes.
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