Shy at first but now keen to learn
8 year old Romjam is a little older than the usual pre-schooler. Last year, when his parents were approached by Symbiosis workers about his education, he was too reluctant to attend. But after seeing others, Romjam turned up this year and is motivated to work hard.
Romjam doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up. But his classmates are hoping to become policemen, teachers and rickshaw drivers.
Romjam is one of over 6,000 disadvantaged students who have attended a Symbiosis preschool where they develop the basic literacy and numeracy skills needed to be accepted into their local primary school.