Geography KS3: India Tomorrow

Three 13-year-old pupils from London, Dua, Amalia and Nayan, meet children who have been given a unique opportunity to escape poverty and receive a first class education.

They meet Puneeth, Vijayalakshmi and James.

These children have left their homes to receive an education through a charitable school near Bangalore.

The school takes children from the poorest ‘untouchable’ caste and provides them with an education.

The children have a mission to help others when they leave school and have careers.

The head teacher promotes hope and belief in his pupils and each child describes their life before school and the conditions their families still live in.

This clip is from the series Exploration India.

Teacher Notes

Pupils have an opportunity to explore the issues of caste in India.

Through the discussions Dua, Amalia and Nayan have with their peers; they get an insight into the lives of the poorest children in India and the opportunities provided by education.

Pupils can consider the importance and power of education and may wish to link this to consider similar stories such as that of Malala Yousafzai.

Poverty is not just economic, and the school presents an educational approach designed to challenge poverty and the caste system.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Geography at KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd Level in Scotland.

More from Exploration India:

Rural life in India
Exploring the scale of India
The Ganges
Urbanisation in India
Working life in India