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CLIP 8548

Hunger to Learn: West Bengal

Hunger to Learn: West Bengal
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  • Hunger to Learn: West Bengal
  • Duration: 02:48
  • At 16 years old, Babar Ali must be the youngest headmaster in the world. He's a teenager who is in charge of teaching hundreds of students in his family's backyard, where he runs classes for poor children from his village. The story of this young man from Murshidabad in West Bengal is a remarkable tale of the desire to learn amid the direst poverty. This clip was first published on BBC News Online in October 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Development and Health

  • Keywords: education, Babar Ali, teaching, Bengal
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  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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