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## When it was 2 kids, I was impressed. But then he said 140 and I was floored.

### They had no money, no teachers, and no building. But that didn't mean they couldn't have school.

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## The story is simple.

### One day a guy named Ramesh stopped to watch some construction that was going on in his area. They were building a subway. He took one look at the worker's site and saw something drastically wrong.

"[I] saw the children of the workers playing in the dust and mud. I spoke with the parents and asked, 'Why don't they send them to school?' They said: 'No sir. We want them to be educated but the schools are too far away.'"

### So he decided to open a school.

### But here's the catch.

### Ramesh wasn't a teacher.

(He actually had another job at the time).

### There was no classroom.

### There were no books, supplies, or even chalkboards.

### There wasn't anything set up online.

### But there was some space under the bridge.

"I said, 'OK, let me come tomorrow. I will take some time out from work and teach them.' I started with two or three children. We had nothing, no resources. The students used to sit on gunny bags. I started teaching like this. Eventually I had 140 students!"