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Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India

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Senin, 21 Sep 2020 21:00 WIB

New Delhi - Jalanan sepi di Delhi terselip aktivitas sejumlah anak-anak. Ya, mereka rupanya sedang bersekolah beralaskan trotoar lebar berbatu merah.

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Anak-anak berusia 4 hingga 14 tahun, berjalan sejauh lebih dari 2 kilometer dari gubuk beratapi jerami mereka dengan membawa tas dan buku ke ruang kelas dadakan di pinggir jalan New Delhi.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Di kelas jalanan itu, mereka menerima pelajaran gratis di bidang matematika, sains, bahasa Inggris, dan pendidikan jasmani, yang diajarkan oleh seorang mantan diplomat India dan istrinya.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Semua bermula ketika Veena Gupra, penyanyi dan nenek tiga anak, yang tinggal di tepi sungai mengeluh bahwa sekolah-sekolah ditutup dan anak-anak di lingkungannya tinggal di rumah tanpa melakukan apa-apa.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Venna beserta suaminya, Virendra Gupta, memutuskan untuk pergi ke jalan dan mengajar anak-anak agar mereka tidak ketinggalan saat sekolah dibuka kembali.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Veena mengatakan anak-anak itu tidak memiliki akses internet juga sarana untuk belajar.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Veena membelikan buku, pensil, buku catatan, dan bahan belajar lainnya, untuk anak-anak belajar di bawah naungan pohon beringin yang rindang.  

Veena Gupta teaches the English alphabets to a child on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. While many private schools switched to digital learning and online classes, children in most government-run schools either don’t have that option or don’t have the means to purchase digital learning tools like laptops and smartphones. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Penguncian ketat India untuk mengekang penyebaran COVID-19 mengharuskan sekolah tutup di seluruh negeri mulai akhir Maret.  

Veena Gupta teaches the English alphabets to a child on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. While many private schools switched to digital learning and online classes, children in most government-run schools either don’t have that option or don’t have the means to purchase digital learning tools like laptops and smartphones. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sebagian besar tempat umum di India ditutup karena jumlah kasus telah melonjak melewati 5 juta, menjadikan India terparah kedua di dunia setelah Amerika Serikat.  

Veena Gupta teaches the English alphabets to a child on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. While many private schools switched to digital learning and online classes, children in most government-run schools either don’t have that option or don’t have the means to purchase digital learning tools like laptops and smartphones. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sementara banyak sekolah swasta beralih ke pembelajaran digital dan kelas online, anak-anak di sebagian besar sekolah yang dikelola pemerintah tidak memiliki pilihan tersebut atau tidak memiliki sarana untuk membeli alat pembelajaran digital seperti laptop dan smartphone.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Nitin Mishra, siswa kelas sembilan di kelas matematika yang dibangun Veena, mengaku hanya memiliki satu ponsel di keluarganya dan itupun harus dipakai oleh ayahnya.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Ibu Mishra bekerja sebagai pembantu paruh waktu dan ayahnya tidak bisa mendapatkan pekerjaan karena ekonomi India terpukul parah oleh pandemi.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Kelas-kelas di pinggir jalan telah berkembang saat lusinan anak menunjukkan minat yang besar.   

Veena Gupta teaches the English alphabets to a child on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. While many private schools switched to digital learning and online classes, children in most government-run schools either don’t have that option or don’t have the means to purchase digital learning tools like laptops and smartphones. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Seusai kelas, anak-anak disuguhi limun dan kue buatan sendiri yang disiapkan oleh Veena.  

Veena Gupta teaches the English alphabets to a child on a sidewalk in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. While many private schools switched to digital learning and online classes, children in most government-run schools either don’t have that option or don’t have the means to purchase digital learning tools like laptops and smartphones. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Veena Gupra dan suaminya mengatakan bahwa mengajar anak-anak membuat mereka merasa lebih dekat dengan cucu mereka, yang tinggal di luar negeri.  

A boy learns addition on a sidewalk class taught by an Indian couple, Veena Gupta and her husband Virendra Gupta, in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 3, 2020. It all began when Veena's maid complained that with schools shut, children in her impoverished community were running amok and wasting time. The street-side classes have grown as dozens of children showed keen interest. Now the Guptas, with help from their driver, teach three different groups three times a week, morning and evening. As most schools in India remain shut since late March when the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many switched to digital learning and taking classes online. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Veena berharap bisa merekrut lebih banyak relawan untuk mengajar kelas pinggir jalan.  

Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India
Sekolah Jalanan Untuk Warga Miskin di India