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The Youngest Headmaster in the World.

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 and dedication 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.

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Comment by PJE on April 3, 2010 at 5:30pm
It makes me ask how much money does it take to run a school?
Comment by Riko Kamachi on April 3, 2010 at 5:41pm
Have you ever read the children's book 'The Silver Sword' by the late Ian Serrailer? It is about three siblings who are separated from their parents in Poland during WW2. The elder girl sets up a school for the local children using pencils, paper and other items she begged from the Allied soldiers. It's fiction but I find it inspiring nonetheless. Your post reminded me of it so strongly.
Comment by PJE on April 3, 2010 at 9:37pm
Hello Riko Kamachi,
I haven't read this book but I do actually read quite a lot of childrens literature and this sounds like a story I will like. Thank you.
Best wishes PJE
Comment by Massive Attack on April 6, 2010 at 2:15pm
That story was amazing, thank you
Comment by M. on April 26, 2010 at 2:19pm
Very inspirational post, thank you!
Comment by NANGAR SOOMRO on April 26, 2010 at 2:28pm
Dear PJE, It never takes money,, It takes vision and courage than money will take care it self. thanks for sharing 1+ for vision

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