“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
Though shocked and saddened when government bulldozers destroyed the Morning Star Slum School in Shiv Colony Faridabad in July 2015 we never envisaged giving up. We had an official registration number for the school and our despair swiftly turned to outrage that created the energy to move forwards. Rakesh Raj founder of the Morning Star School looked for land to rent so we could build our own brick school that bulldozers could not demolish. In September 2015 we opened the door of the new Morning Star School in a dust collector community, 2km from the slum.