For some reason Sophie Sensuryia's blog
reminded me of a story of another hero
. I came across some months back on the BBC website.Barbar Ali
was one of the few children of his village who were able to afford the bus fare, clothes and costs to go the local school some miles away and so from the age of nine
he took notes diligently in class and at the end of the day in his own village he set up a school where there children of the village after their chores were able to go and learn. He now runs a school of 800 children
and at the age of 16 he is a very young head master. Through his vision
hundreds of children have an education where otherwise some would not even have had the opportunity to learn to read and write.
It is a fantastic story and can be found here