Hamara Gaon, Hamara School (My village, My school)

I sat with a group of village women under a tree in the compound of a government primary school. Most of the women had children who were enrolled in this school. Many of these mothers had never been to school themselves. But they were interested in talking about children’s education in general and their children’s education in particular. We discussed many issues. What kind of education were children getting? Was it good enough? Why was it not better? How had the school been in the past and what was it like now?