For these children, Sunday is a working day!
Every Sunday, five boys studying at the Government High School in Asthinapuram take to teaching computers to other children in their community. Photos: D. Gopalakrishnan
Sessions conducted by students aim to make all the children in their villages computer savvy
Through the week, G. Bharathkumar, S. Akash, M. Abuthagir, D. Arunkumar and M. Balaji are just like most other students at the Government High School in Asthinapuram – studying, rushing to complete their homework and cracking examinations.
But come Sunday, they turn teachers as children in their respective villages promptly come looking for them – for in these villages near Guduvanchery, “Sunday is a working day”, and the job at hand is to make all the children in the village computer savvy.
The five boys were finalists at the 2015 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards in the group category for teaching computers to children in their community.
Every Sunday, their modest houses and the temple at Kandigai village where Arunkumar and Bharathkumar live turn into little hubs where children studying in classes as low as third standard get access to laptops.