Going to School on Wheels





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Uploaded on Feb 10, 2008

Sanchar, Kolkata, West Bengal

Haider goes to school in his wheelchair. Every morning, Haider's friends arrive at his house 30 minutes before school begins. Deciding who gets to push Haider today, they tip the wheelchair back onto its two big black wheels and are away. Haider lives one kilometre away from Raspunja Free Primary School. One kilometre was a long way for Haider without wheels. In fact, one kilometre was so far that Haider didn't go to school until he was given a wheelchair. Now he wheels wherever the boys take him, and they take him everywhere.

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