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Bridge School for riot victims

In continuation of the peace and rehabilitation work after the massive riots in Muzaffarnagar, Khudai Khidmatgar in collaboration with Afkar India Foundation took the initiative of bridging the educational gap of the riot affected children of Muzaffarnagar by starting a bridge school in between the Malakpura and Fhurgan refugee camps near Kairana. It was inaugurated on 8 December.

More than 200 children attended the school on the very first day. Mothers and guardians of the children showed extraordinary interest in sending their children to the school though the present plight is very tough. The school was started in the presence of BSA, Arvind Singh and other district officials. Three School teachers, with two female teachers and a school co-ordinator were appointed. Khudai Khidmatgar distributed books, copies and other stationary among the children. Khudai Khidmatgar leader Faisal Khan said we will open more such schools in other camps in coming days. He also said the main task of this school is to motivate children who are unable to attend schools since the last four months with a view to to adjust them in the mainstream educational system.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 December 2013 on page no. 13

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