A classroom comes to the rescue of a helpless family
Posted on: 30 Jan 2013
Kozhikode: Even when their classes disperse, Finas and Beena do not go back home from school because they don't have a home to go. When the last bell rings and when all students rush back to their respective homes, these children sit quietly in their classrooms. When night falls they spread a mat on the floor and sleep on that. The protection given by the classroom comes as a big relief to them. For the last two days, the classroom on the medical college campus is their home.
It is the fourth day that the family, comprising parents and two children, are on the streets. They were residing for rent in Ozhukkara near the city. When the owner decided to renew the rent, the family was forced to vacate. Though they resided in another house for a few days, they were asked to vacate that too. Their father had no regular income and mother goes for work in a hotel. When they vacated their home on Monday, the mother Thilothama and the two children spent the night in the hotel. But the next day they were refused accommodation. On Tuesday, they had no place to go and decided to spent the night on the railway platform. The classmates informed this to school management committee chairmen Selvaraj and principal Augustine. They sought permission from AEO and the family was permitted to stay in the classroom. They fear when this help too would be grabbed away and be forced to spent the nights on streets.