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A day in the life of… Sohanlal Ameta

New buildings, an improved water supply and more girls being inspired to learn are among the gains this teacher has witnessed at a primary in rural India

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In my village of Bagad, India, our lives were once ruled by the weather. Every summer, when water was scarce and the sun was fierce, I would dream of hearing the rain beat down. But in the rainy season the unrelenting drip-drip-drip of rainfall would leak through my school’s roof and onto the heads of my pupils.

In the last six years, we have seen much rain and sunshine, but the elements bother us less. For me, education has been at the centre of everything we have achieved.

I am a teacher at Bagad Primary School. In summer, I get up at 6am, eat a simple breakfast then walk to school. School ...

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