Sultan is a student of the ‘Friends of the Future’ school being run by the RMN Foundation in New Delhi.
Of late, he decided to express some of his observations – related to increasing pollution and child labor – through his drawings.
But why did Sultan, 15, choose these two topics? Because pollution and child labor are among the two biggest blots in the Indian society.
According to a 2014 WHO study which measured the outdoor Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) of 1,600 cities in 91 countries, Delhi is the most polluted city in the world. And in the list of 20 most polluted cities of the world, 13 are in India.
Child labor is another menace in the country. As India’s education systems is pathetically flawed, it is not possible for students to get the right jobs even after getting the highest degrees from colleges and universities. School education is worse.
Most parents are aware of this fact. So, instead of sending their children to schools, they use them as pairs of hands and pairs of legs and push them into low-wage employment.
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There are an estimated 150 million children between ages five and 14 engaged in employment while India has the maximum number of working children in the world.
UNICEF estimates that in India 28 million children in the age-group 5-14 are engaged in work.
These were perhaps the troubling facts that goaded Sultan to express his anguish through his drawings.
Instead of accepting bland artwork from its students, RMN Foundation school encourages its students to express their feelings on the burning issues that are happening around them.
Along with artwork, RMN Foundation school students are taught to express their views through various other communicative ways such as speaking, writing, debating, and drama.
Free Modern Education
RMN Foundation schools are now providing free education to the children of economically weaker sections of the society in New Delhi.
The Foundation plans to open thousands of such schools where hundreds of thousands of students could get free modern education.
Moreover, RMN Foundation is working actively to open residential schools for poor and orphaned children where they could get the best education for their career and personality development to progress in today’s highly competitive world.
RMN Foundation aims to open at least 1,000 residential schools for over 100,000 students by the year 2020. Most of these schools will be set up in India and a few of them will be based in other poor nations of the world.
Formed in May 2015, RMN Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of the Raman Media Network (RMN) Company, which is working in diversified content creation, management, and distribution businesses on a global scale.
RMN Foundation is registered as an educational and public charitable Trust with the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi at New Delhi, India. You can get more information about RMN Foundation at its website.
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