The Loktak Lake in India’s northeastern state of Manipur has become the venue of a floating elementary school that aims at catering to homeless and financially unable students.
The school was set up by the All Loktak Lake Fishermen’s Union in collaboration with People Resources Development Association, an active NGO in the province.
“As most of us are uneducated and mostly depend upon on fishing as a meagre source of income, we are unable to send our children to school to another place. So, looking at the current scenario, we decided to set up a primary school here,” said Oinam Rajen Singh, a local.
The school, which will accommodate around 25 students and two teachers from the community, will also cater to illiterate adults.