Shipping Container School Transforming The Lives Of Mumbai’s Street Kids


BASED in a refurbished shipping container underneath a flyover, India’s first ‘signal school’ is offering fresh hope to Mumbai’s street children. The term ‘signal school’ derives from the fact that it sits at a junction where the kids beg or sell trinkets or snacks to motorists stopped in traffic. Located in the city of Thane in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the school opened its doors in June 2016 and currently has 22 students enrolled, aged between three and 10 years old. Children spend three to four hours each day at the school, which boasts a library of around 250 books, an indoor toilet and free meals. The project is a collaboration between the Thane Municipal Corporation and the non-governmental organisation Samarth Bharat Vyaspith (Strong Capable India).

Videographer / director: Nagesh Ohal
Producer: Kanika Dhupar, Ruby Coote
Editor: Dan Cousins
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