Teacher Kamalbhai Parmar, 63, watching as his students eat dinner on a footpath in Indian city of Ahmedabad last week.
He has been running the 'School on Footpath' for the poor children of labourers, domestic servants and such workers for the last decade. Mr Parmar himself had to give up his studies at age 12 due to poverty.
The students, who attend municipal schools during the day, revise their school work and also learn basic arithmetic tables and some English free at Mr Parmar's school.
This article was first published in The Straits Times.